Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – laparoscopic surgery

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Bariatric Surgery; Weight-Reduction Surgery)

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – laparoscopic surgery – Definition

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a surgery for obesity. It changes the stomach and small intestine to cause weight loss by:

  • Restricting food intake — creates a small pouch to serve as the stomach, so you cannot eat as much
  • Making the body unable to absorb as many calories from the food — bypasses the first part of the small intestine, where many of the calories from food are usually absorbed

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass