Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Print version ISSN 0100-6991
VALEZI, Antonio Carlos; MALI JUNIOR, Jorge; BRITO, Edivaldo Macedo de and MARSON, Antonio César. Results of roux-en-y vertical banded gastroplasty. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2004, vol.31, n.1, pp. 49-56. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912004000100010.
BACKGROUND: To analyze prospectively the results of patients submitted to vertical banded gastroplasty-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at the Hospital Universitário, Universidade Estadual de Londrina. METHODS: We analized mortality, morbidity and weight loss of 250 consecutive patients with no previous bariatric surgery who were submitted to a combination of vertical banded gastroplasty and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Patients were followed up at least for one year. They had a mean body mass index of 46 Kg/M2. RESULTS: The incidence of complications that required reoperation was 2%. No deaths ocurred in the present study. After a follow up of one to three years we noticed an average decrease of 37.5% in the pre-operative weight. In addition to the weight loss we detected a great improvement in the comorbidities and in some cases total control of the desease related to the obesity.CONCLUSIONS: Vertical banded gastroplastic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is effective in promoting weight loss in morbid obese, and had a low mortality and morbidity.
Keywords : Gastroplasty; Obesity, morbid.