Ileal food diversion: a simple, powerful and easily revisable and reversible single-anastomosis gastric bypass.

Research paper by Francesco F Greco, Roberto R Tacchino

Indexed on: 23 Sep '14Published on: 23 Sep '14Published in: Obesity Surgery


Malabsorptive interventions are recognized as procedure of choice in metabolic surgery and the best strategy for re-do surgery when restriction failed. We describe a novel procedure, the ileal food diversion, an easy and effective non-restrictive one-anastomosis gastric bypass.We report the preliminary results of a series of 68 consecutive patients performed by two surgeons in two different hospitals since 2009 (49 females, 13 re-do surgeries).Mean operating time was 65 min. All operations were performed by laparoscopy (three-trocar technique in 44 cases and 24 single-incision laparoscopies). Median follow-up is 9.6 months (range 2-48). Diabetes resolution was accomplished in 80% of patients. Average BMI decreases from 44 to 27 after 24 months.Ileal food diversion is an interesting option in super-obese patients, re-do surgery and patients with metabolic syndrome. Technical considerations, physiological assumptions and rationale were discussed.