Results of laparoscopic gastric bypass in patients ≥55 years old

  • Frutos M
  • Luján J
  • Hernández Q
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Background: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) is a commonly performed surgical intervention for morbid obesity. Some authors considered age ≥55 years as a relative contraindication to bariatric surgery. We examined the operative outcomes, weight loss, hospital stay and resolution of co-morbidities in patients ≥55 years old compared with those ≥55 years old undergoing LRYGBP. Methods: From Jan 2000 to Feb 2005, 350 LRYGBPs were performed. 48 patients >55 years old (13.7%) were compared to the remaining patients. Results: Analysis of the 48 patients ≥55 years old compared with 302 patients

Author-supplied keywords

  • Roux Y anastomosis
  • adult
  • aged
  • article
  • clinical article
  • comorbidity
  • controlled study
  • female
  • gastric bypass surgery
  • hospitalization
  • human
  • laparoscopic surgery
  • male
  • morbid obesity
  • postoperative complication
  • priority journal
  • treatment outcome
  • weight reduction

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  • M D Frutos

  • J Luján

  • Q Hernández

  • G Valero

  • P Parrilla

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