Surgical Techniques

Total laparoscopic-assisted radical gastrectomy (D2+) with jejunal Roux-en-Y reconstruction

Weidong Zang, Wenju Liu, Cheng Wei, Shifu Liu, Guodong Zhao


Total laparoscopic-assisted radical gastrectomy and the jejunal Roux-en-Y anastomosis were performed to treat cancer of the upper gastric body and fundic region. In the case of open anastomosis during total laparoscopic-assisted radical gastrectomy, an incision of 6-8 cm would be required due to the need for placing the stapler anvil. If using the Roux-en-Y procedure, however, the incision could be reduced to as small as 4-5 cm without increasing the length of operation and intraoperative bleeding that favors postoperative recovery.