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What is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?

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This is one of the most common weight loss surgeries. During this procedure, the surgeon first divides the stomach into two parts, one large and one small. He then staples the small stomach portion to make a small pouch.

Next, he disconnects the stomach pouch from the first part of the small intestine. Then he reconnects the stomach to the second part of the small intestine.This is the bypass.

After gastric bypass, you feel fuller after eating less food, so you lose weight. The bypass also makes you absorb fewer calories, so you drop more pounds.

SOURCES:

American Society for Bariatric Surgery: "Rationale for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity," "Bariatric Surgery."

 Virji, A. 2006. American Family Physician,

Brethauer, S. 2006. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,

Cleveland Clinic: "Surgical Options for Extreme Obesity."

Buchwald, H. 2004. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Fisher, B. 2004. Obesity Surgery,

Kral, J. , 2006. British Medical Journal

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 25, 2017

SOURCES:

American Society for Bariatric Surgery: "Rationale for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity," "Bariatric Surgery."

 Virji, A. 2006. American Family Physician,

Brethauer, S. 2006. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,

Cleveland Clinic: "Surgical Options for Extreme Obesity."

Buchwald, H. 2004. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Fisher, B. 2004. Obesity Surgery,

Kral, J. , 2006. British Medical Journal

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 25, 2017

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