Primary banded Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a systematic review

Obes Surg. 2014 Oct;24(10):1771-92. doi: 10.1007/s11695-014-1346-3.


Primary banding of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass remains controversial. Though there are surgeons who believe it should be the standard practice as it results in superior weight loss and prevents weight regain in the long term, there are others who are concerned about the risk of food intolerance and complications related to band. This review investigates published English language literature systematically to find out the advantages and disadvantages of primary banding of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Dumping Syndrome
  • Foreign-Body Migration
  • Gastric Bypass / adverse effects
  • Gastric Bypass / methods*
  • Gastroplasty / instrumentation*
  • Gastroplasty / methods
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery
  • Quality of Life
  • Weight Loss