Session Overview

Construction of gastrojejunostomy is the most critical step during Roux en Y gastric bypass. This session will focus on various techniques for gastrojejunal anastomosis in Roux en Y Gastric bypass. Distinguished faculty will present unedited videos of different techniques for construction of gastrojejunostomy during Roux en Y gastric bypass. Technical details to construct a safe and reliable anastomosis will be presented. During each video presentation, the presenter, panel of experts and moderators will discuss, debate and interact with the audience.

Session Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the indications for different techniques for gastrojejunostomy during Roux en Y gastric bypass
  • Identify proper technical steps, tips and tricks for gastrojejunostomy during Roux en Y gastric bypass
  • Demonstrate various operative techniques for gastrojejunostomy during gastric bypass

Target Audience

This video session is designed for bariatric Surgeons, fellows, and residents in general surgery


1:30pm Hand sewn Gastrojejunostomy
Kelvin Higa, MD FASMBS
2:00pm Gastrojejunostomy with GIA stapler
Raúl Rosenthal, MD
2:30pm Gastrojejunostomy with EEA stapler
Alan Wittgrove, MD FASMBS
3:00pm Adjourn