Length of the alimentary loop

In patients with a BMI of 40 – 50 kg/m² the alimentary loop should be 120 cm to 150 cm long.

For a BMI > 50 kg/m² a long-limb bypass with a loop of 200 cm should be considered.

Author:

Prof. Rudolf Weiner, MD

SANA Klinikum Offenbach

Department of Metabolic and Obesity Surgery