2. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Techniques and Outcomes
The laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the USA today. Its durable effect on weight loss together with its profound effect on metabolic disease, such as type 2 diabetes, makes the RYGB a popular selection among both providers and patients. In this chapter, we highlight a brief history of the evolution of the RYGB and discuss the preoperative evaluation, operative techniques, postoperative management, and well-documented outcomes.