Lap Gastric Bypass

In a gastric bypass, the stomach is made smaller by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach using surgical staples or a plastic band. The smaller stomach is then connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine.

This procedure is done laparoscopically by making a small incision and using small instruments and a camera to guide the surgery.

Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. The person feels full more quickly than when the stomach was its original size, which reduces the amount of food eaten, and thus the calories consumed. Bypassing part of the intestine also results in fewer calories being absorbed. This leads to weight loss.

Facts About Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass:

In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and then constructs a “bypass” for food. The bypass allows food to skip parts of your small intestine. When food skips a portion of the small intestine, the body cannot absorb as many of its calories or nutrients.

Advantages of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Contact United Regional Solutions at (940) 764-5400 for more information on the laparoscopic bariatric surgery performed at United Regional.