Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with Hand-Sewn Gastrojejunal Anastomosis
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with Hand-Sewn Gastrojejunal Anastomosis This video demonstrates the basic anatomical construct and our surgical technique in performing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass including performing a completely hand-sewn gastrojejunal anastomosis.
The laparoscopic gastric bypass with hand sawn GJ anastomosis is a viable alternative to more common stapling techniques. This technique may have a steeper learning curve but can be performed with equal or greater efficiency with proper training. In addition, adoption of hand-suturing techniques helps to improve the surgeon's skill and ability to perform complex operations and cope with different intraoperative complications.