Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Complications

  • Kelvin Higa
  • Keith Boone


There is little debate as to the metabolic, health, and economic issues related to morbid obesity. In 2000, it was estimated that 47 million Americans have metabolic syndrome (1). A middle-aged morbidly obese white man faces a 22% reduction in life expectancy compared with a man with a normal body mass index (BMI) (2). Disability and loss of work time contribute to an estimated economic impact of over $100 billion/year (3). Bariatric surgical intervention has been shown to have a positive impact, not only in controlling or eliminating medical comorbid conditions, but also on life expectancy (4).


Bariatric Surgery Gastric Bypass Morbid Obesity Small Bowel Obstruction Staple Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelvin Higa
    • 1
  • Keith Boone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California at San Francisco, Fresno Medical ProgramFresnoUSA

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