Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgical procedure. Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric surgery. It’s often done under laparoscopic surgery, with tiny incisions in the abdomen.
This surgery minimizes the size of your upper stomach to a small pouch about the size of an egg. The surgeon does this by holding off with the clips to the upper section of the stomach. This minimizes the amount of food you can eat. The surgeon then connects this pouch directly to the small intestine called the Roux limb. This is why a “Y” shape is formed. The food you eat then boycotts the rest of the stomach and the upper part of your small intestine. This minimizes the amount of fat and calories you mop up from the foods you eat. It also cuts the number of vitamins and minerals you absorb from food.
1. Helps in decreasing the amount of food you can eat
2. optimizes protient supplements
3. helps in digestion
4. most common weight loss surgery
5. safe and effective form of weight loss surgery.
Most people can expect to lose 60 to 70% of their unwanted body weight over a 6 to 12 month period.