Faint Praise for the MGB from RNY Surgeon

“This is an interesting report, because it delineates a longitudinal experience with the mini-gastric bypass in Asian patients. Not too long ago, the bariatric community questioned the role of the mini-gastric bypass and its appropriateness as a durable operation for obesity. The experience of Lee et al. with a large cohort suggests some answers.”
;-)

Now 14 years later; the MGB appears on the threshold of vindication….

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Oct 30.Revisional surgery for laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass. Lee WJ, Lee YC, Ser KH, Chen SC, Chen JC, Su YH.
Department of Surgery, Min-Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

“Of the 1322 Mini-Gastric Bypass patients, ** 23 (1.7%) ** had undergone revision surgery during a follow-up of 9 years.”

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Editorial comment

published online 13 December 2010.
Corrected Proof

Article Outline

 

This is an interesting report, because it delineates a longitudinal experience with the mini-gastric bypass in Asian patients. Not too long ago, the bariatric community questioned the role of the mini-gastric bypass and its appropriateness as a durable operation for obesity. The experience of Lee et al. with a large cohort suggests some answers. Although the report is focused on the small percentage of patients who underwent revisional surgery, the data fall short of reporting the incidence of weight gain, bile reflux, and anastomotic complications in the patients who did not undergo revisional surgery. Moreover, the question that comes to mind is whether the mini-gastric bypass is more suitable in Asian patients. The Journal continues to commit to open, spirited, and balanced discussions that are supported by data and withstand the test of common sense.

PII: S1550-7289(10)00804-X

doi:10.1016/j.soard.2010.12.001

Refers to article:

  • Revisional surgery for laparoscopic minigastric bypass

    Corrected Proof, 01 November 2010

    Wei-Jei Lee, Yi-Chih Lee, Kong-Han Ser, Shu-Chun Chen, Jung-Chien Chen, Yen-How Su

    Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
    DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2010.10.012

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