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Q: roux-en y surgery ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: roux-en y surgery
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: nonnette-ga
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Posted: 05 Nov 2004 01:27 PST
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Question ID: 424767
Who devised the Roux-en-y gastric bypass operation?
Subject: Re: roux-en y surgery
Answered By: leli-ga on 05 Nov 2004 01:57 PST
Hello nonnette

Dr. Edward E. Mason devised the Roux-en-y operation in the 1960s.
Later, he went on to develop an alternative procedure known as the

"Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
First gastric restrictive operation developed many years ago by Dr. Edward Mason. "

"gastric bypass surgery (aka roux-en-y)
The perfect middle-ground seemed to be another hybrid procedure
combining restriction and malabsorption called the gastric bypass,
developed by Dr. Edward Mason all the way back in 1966. "

"Dr. Edward Mason at the University of Iowa developed a modification
known as vertical banded gastroplasy (VBG) and published the first
results in 1982."

I hope this helps, but please let me know if you need any clarification.

Best wishes - Leli

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