Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most frequently performed weight loss surgical procedure. In use for more than 40 years, gastric bypass limits food intake and changes how the body absorbs food. This procedure results in an early sense of fullness and a sense of satisfaction that reduces the desire to eat.
At Floyd, this procedure is performed using laparoscopic technology to ensure our patients a fast recovery, less pain and a decrease in complication rates.
How Gastric Bypass Works
In this procedure, stapling creates a small stomach pouch. The remainder of the stomach is not removed, but is completely stapled shut and divided from the stomach pouch. The outlet from this newly formed pouch empties directly into the lower portion of the small intestine, thus bypassing calorie absorption. This is done by dividing the small intestine just beyond the duodenum for the purpose of bringing it up and constructing a connection with the newly formed stomach pouch. The other end is connected into the side of the Roux limb of the intestine creating the "Y" shape. The length of either segment of the intestine can be increased to produce lower or higher levels of malabsorption.