VBG= vertical banded gastroplasty. The first 7 graphics (VBG,
LAGB, BPD, BPD/DS, RYGB, Long-Limb RYGB, and BandedRYGB) are reprinted with permission of the American Societyfor Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, copyright 2008, all rightsreserved. The last graphic (Sleeve Gastrectomy) is reprinted withthe permission of The Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Art& Photography, copyright 2008. All Rights Reserved.
4.2. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Currently, in the United States, RYGB is the most
commonly performed bariatric procedure (8 [EL 4], 69
[EL 3]). The weight loss achieved with RYGB is greater
than that attained with pure gastric restrictive procedures