Martin et al should be commended for developing a technique that simplifies one of the most advanced laparoscopic procedures performed in general surgery, that is, the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. By simplifying the technique, they have not only made it so that residents can easily perform it but they have also shortened the operative time for the patient and reduced the operating room utilization cost for their institution. It seems that this is a perfect scenario.
Towfigh S. Simplifying Surgical Technique: Good for the Goose and the GanderComment on “A New and Simplified Technique for Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in a Residency Training Program”. Arch Surg. 2010;145(9):851. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2010.164