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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y Bariatric Procedure

The gastric bypass incorporates both a restrictive and malabsorptive components of bariatric surgery. The Roux-en-Y bariatric procedure is restrictive as it involves reducing the size of the stomach, usually using staples, to create a small pouch which becomes completely separate from the remainder of the stomach. Part of the intestine is divided and bypassed to provide a new conduit for the new small pouch. A "Y" configuration is created as complete intestinal continuity is re-established by joining the new draining channel from the small stomach pouch to the rest of the intestine. Because part of the intestine is bypassed, not all calories are absorbed in the body and eating high calorie foods may provide discomfort. This procedure has been the standard of care for many bariatric patients as its historical results have been long standing among current procedures done today. 


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