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The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure is currently the most frequently performed surgery for long-term surgical weight loss management in the United States. We offer the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass procedure as a traditional surgical procedure, a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach or with the use of robotic technology, depending on each patient's characteristics.

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass ProcedureFirst performed in 1967, the surgical procedure creates a stomach pouch out of a small portion of the stomach and attaches it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach. This procedure limits both food intake and the amount of fat, calories and nutrients absorbed to help achieve permanent weight loss. Afterwards, hunger or cravings will be satisfied with smaller portions of food.

One of the predominate procedures of weight loss surgery, Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass achieves excellent results in terms of permanent weight loss — often as high as 75 percent of excess body weight. The procedure also boasts exceptional results in the reduction or elimination of related diseases — reducing the chances of diabetes by 84 percent in most patients.