Gastric Bypass Reversal

  • Maria R. Brown
  • Vasu Chirumamilla
  • Jonathan Giannone
  • Ashutosh Kaul


Reversal of gastric bypass is increasingly been done for multiple reasons including excessive weight loss, dumping syndrome, postprandial hypoglycemia, or as a step to convert bypass to sleeve or duodenal switch. It is a technically challenging procedure with increased rate of complications. It is feasible to be performed through minimally invasive techniques, but patients should be counseled regarding the increased rates of complications, high incidence of weight regain, and persistence of symptoms. This chapter reviews the indications, technical considerations, and outcomes of gastric bypass reversal.


Roux-en-Y gastric bypass RYGB Reversal Normal anatomy Complication Malnutrition Laparoscopic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria R. Brown
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vasu Chirumamilla
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jonathan Giannone
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ashutosh Kaul
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Westchester Medical Center, Department of General SurgeryValhallaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  3. 3.Westchester Medical Center/Greenwich Hospital, Department of SurgeryValhallaUSA

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