Roux En Y Gastric Bypass Surgery or Gastric Bypass Surgery is a procedure where the stomach is permanently divided into two. The top part becomes the newly created and smaller stomach, and the rest is closed and remains in place. This portion now becomes the bypassed portion of the stomach. It will not receive what is eaten, but it will continue to assist with digestion by producing gastric acid and other digestive juices.
The “new” smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine, thus bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine.
Gastric bypass causes weight loss for two reasons:
- The amount of food you are able to eat at one time is restricted by the small stomach size
- Food bypasses a portion of the small intestine where the absorption of nutrients occur
Weight loss occurs more quickly after gastric bypass than after purely restrictive procedures, but it also is considered a more invasive procedure.
Life-long follow up and strict adherence to the dietary guidelines set by your doctor and nutritionist are critical to a healthy and successful outcome.
Sisters of Charity Hospital Bariatric Program
If you are considering Gastric Bypass Surgery, there’s only one place to choose – Sisters of Charity Hospital.
The Sisters of Charity Hospital Bariatric Program has been nationally recognized for excellence, and our highly skilled team of surgeons, nurses, nutritionists, therapists and counselors is ready to help you regain a healthy life.
Private rooms, and an environment specially designed for the needs of bariatric patients, help us provide you with care that is both comfortable and dignified. And with minimally invasive surgical options that mean less pain and quicker recoveries, and two convenient hospital locations to choose from, we can help make the journey to a healthier life a little easier.