This procedure is a combination of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the once common vertical banded gastroplasty. In this operation, the implantation of a plastic band around the stomach pouch (resulting in significant restriction of food intake) in addition to the changes of absorption seen from the gastric bypass, may have been associated with 20% more excess weight loss than one would expect from gastric bypass alone. Therefore, expected weight loss is 60-90% of a patient's excess weight.
This video is from a live webcast of the procedure performed by bariatric surgeon Dr. Robert Marema.
KARL STORZ Endoscopy is making this webcast recording available as part of their ongoing efforts to provide education and training in minimally invasive bariatric surgery.