27 Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Using Linear Stapling Technique
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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), originally described by Mason  as a loop technique, was later modified by him to a Roux limb, the technique of which was further popularized by Griffin . MacLean  and others confirmed that dividing the stomach was superior to simply stapling it, eliminating the potential for staple line breakdown causing loss of restrictive capacity of the operation. Gastric bypass then underwent few major revisions until Wittgrove and Clark  first described the operation being performed laparoscopically. That is the approach now used in the vast majority of procedures.
KeywordsGastric bypass Laparoscopic Loop technique Gastrojejunostomy Linear stapling technique
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