LRYGB: Current Controversies

  • Kelvin D. HigaEmail author
  • Amit K. Taggar


The laparoscopic gastric bypass technique, invented 20 years ago, is currently the benchmark for all other operations. It has the advantages of long-term success and direct metabolic activity, but it is one of the most difficult operations to master. Consensus on the optimal anatomic construct remains elusive; many controversies exist regarding the achievement of optimal results.


Laparoscopic gastric bypass Controversies Internal hernia RYGB Complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF – Fresno, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates, Director of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric SurgeryFresno Heart and Surgical HospitalFresnoUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryUniversity of California San Francisco – FresnoFresnoUSA

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