Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

Performed by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery Program.

The Roux en Y gastric bypass surgery is performed either through an abdominal incision or through laparoscopy (6 small incisions). Your surgeon will decide which approach is appropriate for you.

Gastric bypass is major surgery and involves stapling of the stomach, turning it into a small pouch. The food channel is then diverted into the lower intestine. This technique serves as a powerful support for the alteration of eating behavior. With compliance to our program, patients achieve optimum and sustained weight loss.

The benefits from gastric bypass are feeling of satisfaction when you eat less food – a result of having a smaller stomach,aving “dumping syndrome” when you eat sweets which helps alleviate the cravings for sweets and helps you achieve weight loss, and the elimination of obesity-related medical problems such as hypertension, type II diabetes, GERD (acid reflux disease), leg swelling, sleep apnea, and joint pain.