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Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Overview

Roux-en-Y
Gastric Bypass


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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass operations involve stapling off a portion of the stomach to form a small pouch and attaching the limb of the intestine to that pouch. This creates a pathway for food which allows it to bypass most of the stomach and a short segment of the small intestine. This operation limits the amount of food ingested and also induces a small component of malabsorption of the nutrients.

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The Gastric Bypass operation works by reducing the size of the stomach to 1-2 ounces (to limit how much the patient can eat at once) and bypassing a short segment of intestine (to slightly limit absorption of the food eaten).

This is done by stapling off a portion of the stomach to form a small pouch and attaching the limb of the intestine to that pouch. This creates a pathway for food to bypass most of the stomach and a short segment of the small intestine.

Almost all of the surgeries done here are laparoscopic.

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