Five-year follow-up after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric and partial ileal bypass for treatment of morbid obesity and uncontrolled hyperlipidemia

Edward D. Auyang, Kenric M. Murayama, Alexander P. Nagle

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Abstract

Background: Morbid obesity is associated with significant co-morbid illnesses and mortality. Hyperlipidemia is strongly associated with atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is a proven and effective procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity and its related co-morbid illnesses. In a randomized prospective clinical trial, partial ileal bypass showed sustained control of hyperlipidemia and reduced comorbidities. Given risks of surgery, pharmacologic agents are the current primary therapy for hyperlipidemia. However, a morbidly obese patient with medically refractory hyperlipidemia may benefit from a combined laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and partial ileal bypass. We are describing the first case of a totally laparoscopic approach. Methods: A 56-year-old female patient with morbid obesity (BMI 45.2 kg/m2) and medically refractive hyperlipidemia underwent a combined LRYGB and partial ileal bypass in 2002. She was continuously followed for 5 years for weight profile, hyperlipidemia, post-operative complications, and morbidity. Results: Five-year follow-up of the patient showed sustained excess body weight loss. Her lipid profile has approached normal ranges with less medication. She experienced no comorbidities related to surgery or hyperlipidemia. Conclusions: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and partial ileal bypass may be the best option for the patient who has morbid obesity and medically refractory hyperlipidemia and should be considered for select patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Bariatrics
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic partial ileal bypass
  • Metabolic surgery
  • POSCH
  • Roux-en-Y

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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