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Roux-en-Y Technique & Whipple was posted 04/30/2011 03:26 pm by Bill NY
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Discuss with the surgeon the “Roux-en-Y Technique “. This is a routing of the intestine which prevents future problems such as Gerd, Delayed gastric emptying related to the Whipple. It is a way to route the intestine to allow for a smoother flow of digestion. My wife had her Whipple in Jan 09. She is a survivor but experiences great difficulty digesting. The gerd has caused her to be diagnosed with stage 4 esophagitis and she has an ulcer which is blocking her small intestine from allowing food to pass. If the roux en y technique had been performed at the Whipple she would most likely not be having these problems. She will now need to have this done and it is almost as bad as the Whipple all over again. Google it. It can’t hurt to discuss it. Good luck and God bless.

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