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Obes Surg. 2004 Nov-Dec;14(10):1321-6.

Use of fibrin sealant in laparoscopic gastric bypass for the morbidly obese.

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  • 1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA.


Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most commonly performed bariatric operation in the USA. Anastomotic leak is one of the devastating complications in this operation. By using fibrin sealant around the anastomosis, surgeons can achieve better hemostasis around the suture-line and prevent or decrease the incidence of anastomotic leaks. This paper discusses the biological and clinical evidence for use of fibrin sealant in laparoscopic gastric bypass.

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