Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Complications
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).
KeywordsBariatric Surgery Gastric Bypass Morbid Obesity Small Bowel Obstruction Staple Line
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