Technical aspects of transforming failed open vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG)-Mason to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB)

Ricardo Zorron, Claudia Bothe, Elena Junghans & Tido Junghans
Introduction: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is currently the most performed primary bariatric procedure for morbid obese patients, with good postoperative results and achieving adequate excess weight loss (EWL). Purely restrictive techniques as vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) have[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]