Laparoscopic RYGB

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch – about the size of an egg. It does this by stapling off a section of it. This reduces the amount of food you can take in at meals. The surgeon then attaches this pouch directly to the small intestine, bypassing most of the rest of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine. This reduces the amount of fat and calories you absorb from the foods you are able to eat. This is suggested for even more weight loss needed situations.

RYGB promotes produces weight loss in two different ways:

Restriction: The surgeon separates the upper portion of the stomach from the lower portion. The upper portion or the ❝pouch❞ is then connected to a limb of small intestine called the ❝Rouxlimb❞. The new stomach pouch restricts the amount of food you can eat. This makes you feel full after eating only a small amount of food.

Malabsorportion: Once the smaller pouch is created, the surgeon reroutes your digestive system to bypass the larger part of your stomach and part of your small intestine. The result of the bypass is that you absorb fewer calories and nutrients from the food you eat (malabsorportion).