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, which are left intact. 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. With nearly 40 years of data available, gastric bypass surgery is considered the gold standard in the treatment of severe obesity in the US.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass