Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • Gene F. CoppaEmail author
  • Jeffery Nicastro
  • Charles Choy
  • Heather McMullen


Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is indicated in the treatment of morbid obesity. This chapter details indications, pitfalls, technique, and complications associated with this procedure.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Gastric Bypass Staple Line Gastric Pouch Harmonic Scalpel 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gene F. Coppa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeffery Nicastro
    • 2
  • Charles Choy
    • 2
  • Heather McMullen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHofstra North Shore-LIJ School of MedicineManhassetUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryHofstra North Shore-LIJ School of MedicineNew Hyde ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryHofstra North Shore-LIJ School of MedicineSyossetUSA

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