Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Diagram
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is the gold standard of weight loss surgery and is the most frequently prescribed and performed bariatric procedure in the United States. During this procedure, your surgeon creates a small, 1-ounce "stomach pouch" from the uppermost portion of your stomach. He then connects the stomach pouch to a shorter length of your small intestine to reduce your body's ability to absorb calories from the food you eat. The procedure also decreases the level of hormones responsible for stimulating your appetite. This means you will not eat as much, so you will not feel as hungry... so you will retain fewer calories from the food you do eat. Laparoscopic gastric bypass also reduces those medical conditions associated with being overweight, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Depression
  • Fatigue