Background: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) reduces the co-morbidities of obesity. Patients with super-super obesity (BMI ³60) present additional technical and medical challenges. This study compares the results in super-super-obese patients with patients with a BMI of <60 over a 5.5-year period.
Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed of the 504 patients who underwent open RYGBP from January 1999 through June 2004. Patients were divided into 2 groups: Group A (444 patients) had a BMI <60, and Group B (60 patients) had a BMI ³60, and also had a greater percentage of males. The groups were otherwise similar in demographics and co-morbidities. Click here for the article
Article Link: Outcome and Complications of Gastric Bypass in Super-Super Obesity versus Morbid Obesity (Adobe Pdf)
I. Michael Leitman, MD: Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Jerome D. Taylor, MD: Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Michael Horowitz, MD: Department of Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY;
Georgia Panagopoulos, PhD: Department of Statistics & Research, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
Copyright: © 2006 I. Michael Leitman, MD. Vice Chairman - Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY