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A Protocol for Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Rats using Linear Staplers

DOI :

10.3791/62575-v

August 21st, 2021

August 21st, 2021

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1Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, 2Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, 3Department of Medicine, University of Alberta

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is performed to treat obesity and diabetes. However, the mechanisms underlying RYGB's efficacy are not fully understood, and studies are limited by technical difficulty leading to high mortality in animal models. This article provides instructions on how to perform RYGB in rats with high success rates.

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