Technical considerations for transabdominal loading of the circular stapler in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is being undertaken with increasing frequency. We describe a technique for introducing the anvil of the circular stapler using a totally transabdominal approach. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a university-affiliated teaching hospital. RESULTS: The cardiojejunostomy was constructed in all 100 patients using the circular stapler with no complications. No anastomotic leaks were detected postoperatively. CONCLUSIONS: The totally transabdominal approach for introducing the anvil of the circular stapler into the gastric pouch is safe and feasible.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murr, MM; Gallagher, SF

Published Date

  • June 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 185 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 585 - 588

PubMed ID

  • 12781891

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9610

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9610(03)00063-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States