Hospitalization before and after mini-gastric bypass surgery,

The mini-gastric bypass (MGB) was developed to address some of the limitations of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (“RNY”). The RNY has recently been reported to increase the need for hospitalization for complications after RNY surgery.
To determine the rates and indications for inpatient hospital use before and after MGB in comparison to similar rates in RNY.

The study is a self reported retrospective study of patients from across the United States receiving MGB in Centers for Excellence in Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery (“CELOS”) hospitals from 2000 to 2005.

Complications and hospitalization in the year before and in the 1 to 5years after MGB.

1069 patients who underwent MGB were selected for study. The rate of hospitalization in the year following MGB was 67% of the rate in the year preceding MGB (11% vs. 17%, P

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