Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery


To gain access to the abdominal cavity, small
incisions are created on the abdomen. Trocars, which serve as passageways for the
surgical instruments, are placed into the incisions. The surgeon examines the abdominal cavity
using a laparoscope or video camera. A small stomach pouch is created using a stapling
device. This smaller stomach pouch restricts the amount
of food that can be eaten before feeling full. The small intestine is separated into two
sections. The lower portion of the small intestine is
attached to the newly created stomach pouch. This allows food to pass directly into the
small intestine where digestion continues. Bypassing a portion of the small intestine
decreases the absorption of calories and nutrients. The upper portion of the small intestine is
reconnected to the lower portion of the intestine. The bile and pancreatic fluids from the liver
and pancreas allow food to be completely digested. As with all weight loss procedures, behavior
modification and dietary compliance plays a critical part in determining the long-term
success of the procedure. All surgery presents risks. Weight, age and medical history determine
your specific risks. Ask your doctor if bariatric surgery is right
for you.

6 Replies to “Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

  1. Ah, I am doing the surgery in 4 days.. Felth great to upload videos about it. So check my channel out for som more information and so on on gastric bypass surgery 🙂

  2. Obstruction or ileus was present in 35 of 48 patients (73%). Leak into the excluded stomach was observed in 15 of 48 patients. The occurrence of extraluminal leak prolonged hospital stays; organ failure occurred in 14 (29%) and death in three (6%) of the 48 patients

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