Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is considered the gold standard for achieving a sustainable weight loss in the morbidly obese. 2 This procedure purports an average weight loss of 100 lbs after one year and has low mortality and morbidity rates for patients.3 The 30 day mortality rate is reported to be 0.5 percent-1.9 percent.45 The most common causes of death are pulmonary embolus, gastrojejunal anastomotic leak, respiratory failure, sepsis, and GI hemorrhage.
These patients are high-risk surgical patients with multiple underlying comor-bidities, and 50 percent of deaths are due to underlying comorbidities (hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, pulmonary embolus, cirrhosis, etc.).6
With the introduction of a laparoscopic technique for RYGB, risks associated with this surgery decreased dramatically. In a recent series of surgeries comparing open gastric bypass to laparoscopic technique, laparoscopic RYGB was associated with decreased operative mortality, wound infection, and incisional hernia.4 Unfortunately, laparoscopic gastric bypass has been associated with an increased incidence of stomal stenosis and internal hernia.7
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