Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

The Gastric Bypass procedure enables weight loss through a combination of restriction and malabsorption. During surgery your surgeon creates a small stomach pouch, which limits food intake (portion control). The surgeon then attaches a section of the small intestine (jejunum) directly to the new pouch. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine (duodenum), which normally absorbs calories and nutrients. Having the smaller stomach pouch causes patients to feel full sooner and eat less food; bypassing a portion of the small intestine means the patient’s body absorbs fewer calories. As you eat less food and absorb fewer calories, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy.


Benefits of the Gastric Bypass:

Considerations and Risks of the Gastric Bypass: