Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
In laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, a very small stomach pouch is created and is attached to the small intestine. Ingested food bypasses most of the stomach and parts of the upper small intestines. The procedure works by restricting food intake, reducing absorption of fat, and suppressing hunger, and it results in loss of over 60% of excess weight. Although gastric bypass surgery is considered the gold standard in the treatment of severe obesity in the US, it has been surpassed in the recent years by Sleeve gastrectomy.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass