We have treated 26 cases of reflux gastritis and/or esophagitis by diverting bile and duodenal juices from the stomach by using a Roux-en-Y jejunojejunostomy. Postprandial pain, nausea, and vomiting correlated with characteristic endoscopic findings to establish the diagnosis.
Twenty-four patients had Roux-en-Y revisions of gastric procedures. Two patients with incompetent pyloric sphincters underwent antrectomy, vagotomy, and Roux-en-Y jejunojejunostomy. Pain, nausea, and vomiting were relieved in 23 patients. Two patients were only partially benefited. One death occurred postoperatively. Twelve patients who had marked weight loss regained weight to normal levels.