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Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y

Considered the Current Gold Standard

According to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the current gold standard procedure for weight loss surgery. It is also one of the most frequently performed weight loss procedures in the United States.

Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y reduces the capacity of the stomach by creating a smaller stomach pouch. The small space holds only one ounce of fluid. The procedure also constructs a tiny stomach outlet, which slows the speed food leaves your stomach. So you will feel full after eating a small amount and you will stay satisfied for a long time.

Here's How it Works

  • Staples are used to create a small (15 to 20cc) stomach pouch.

  • The rest of the stomach is not removed, but is stapled completely shut and divided from the stomach pouch.

  • The newly formed pouch empties directly into the lower portion of the intestine—bypassing calorie absorption.

  • The small intestine is divided just beyond the duodenum, brought up, and connected to the newly formed stomach pouch.

  • The other end is connected into the side of the pouch limb of the intestine (creating the "Y" shape that gives the technique its name).

Risks of Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y

Benefits of Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y