LRYGB: The Linear Technique

  • Irfan HalimEmail author
  • Dimitri J. Pournaras
  • Sanjay Agrawal
  • Yashwant Koak


The evolution of the linear technique of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for obesity is described. The two different approaches of the linear technique—reverse technique and the omega-loop, including the operative steps, are described here. The theatre set-up, intraoperative considerations and the postoperative treatment are included.


Bariatric Surgery Gastric Bypass Laparoscopy 

Supplementary material

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Video 19.1 The Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – key steps demonstrated (M4V 187000 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irfan Halim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dimitri J. Pournaras
    • 2
  • Sanjay Agrawal
    • 3
    • 4
  • Yashwant Koak
    • 1
  1. 1.Bariatric Surgery UnitHomerton University Hospital NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryNorfolk and Norwich University HospitalNorwichUK
  3. 3.Bariatric Surgery UnitHomerton University HospitalLondonUK
  4. 4.Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen MaryUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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