Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass surgeries are combination procedures that use both restriction and malabsorption to achieve weight loss. They are the most common types of weight-loss surgery performed. The most frequently performed method is called the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery (RYGB). Watch More Videos Here.
What Happens During A Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
With Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, staples are used to permanently close off part of the stomach. This creates a small stomach pouch for the food you eat. A Y-shaped piece taken from an upper portion of the small intestine is then attached to this small stomach pouch. As a result, food from your stomach pouch bypasses the initial sections of the intestine. This part of your intestine normally would absorb calories and nutrients after eating.
At the MyNewSelf bariatrics clinic in St. Louis, MO, the RYGB is performed laparoscopically, which may allow patients to recover more quickly and experience less scarring than with more invasive procedures. Several small incisions are made and a laparoscopic tool is inserted. There is also a traditional technique which may be used that requires open surgery with a single, long incision.
After recovery, it is essential that patients work to change their old habits and replace them with such things as healthy food choices, exercise, and vitamins.
At the MyNewSelf bariatrics clinic in St. Louis, MO, our experienced, multi-disciplinary weight loss team will answer all your questions about gastric bypass and other bariatric procedures performed at our facility. We also welcome you to browse through our FAQ page for more information.
When you’re ready to take the first step, call the MyNewSelf program at Des Peres Hospital at 866-573-5673.