Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure. The potential advantages of Gastric Bypass are that it limits the amount of food that can be eaten at a meal, the average excess weight loss is generally higher than with gastric banding or sleeve gastrectomy, and no postoperative adjustments are required.
ECHELON FLEX Endocutter – The only Endocutter offering natural, one-handed articulation to 45 degrees in each direction.1 It may be used to:
HARMONIC ACE® Curved Shears – Precise, easy-to-use device for minimal thermal tissue damage. It's multi-functional and can be used in these procedure steps:
The Ethicon Endo-Surgery Circular Staplers deliver two rows of staggered staples around a circular cut line and provide consistent staple formation due to adjustable staple height and controlled tissue compression. They can be used for end-to-end, end-to-side, and side-to-side anastomosis.
ENDOPATH® XCEL™ Bladeless Trocars – Great stability and may facilitate the procedure by:
LAPRA-TY® Suture Clip – uses absorbable clips to close without the need to tie any knots.
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|Health Benefits (Clinical Trials)||Gastric Banding||Gastric Bypass||Sleeve Gasterectomy|
|Total Excess Body Weight Loss||43%104||61.6%22||55%40|
|Type 2 Diabetes||47.8% resolved104, 80.2% resolved or improved22||83.7% resolved22, 90.6% resolved or improved22||56% resolved40, 37% resolved or improved40|
|High Blood Pressure Resolved||43.2%22||67.5%22||49%40|
|High Cholesterol||78% improved22||94.9% improved22||43% resolved40|
|Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resolved||94.6%22||86.6%22||60%40|
|Average Surgery Time||1 to 2.4 hrs.105||1 to 3.7 hrs.22||1.5 to 3.5 hrs.40|
|Length of Hospital Stay||1 to 3 days105||2 to 5 days106||2 days105|