Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass for Weight Loss

Most patients who undergo the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass lose about 50 to 75 percent of their excess body weight over time and maintain it long-term. Experts at University Hospitals Nutritional Health & Bariatric Surgery Center offer many advantages with laparoscopic gastric bypass, including:

  • Rapid weight loss initially
  • Faster healing
  • Improvement in overall health

Two-Pronged Approach

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery involves a two-pronged approach to weight loss, including:

  • Restriction
  • Malabsorption

With gastric bypass, the bariatric surgeon divides the patient’s stomach into two chambers: one the size of a golf ball, the other chamber is the remaining stomach. The small intestine is connected to the smaller stomach resulting in food and calorie restriction as well as decreased appetite caused by changes in hunger hormones.

Smaller Stomach Leads to Weight Loss

After undergoing the gastric bypass, the stomach pouch is too small to hold large food portions. Patients feel full after eating smaller helpings, and fewer calories are absorbed.

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