Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass


Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
"The Gastric"

In a Gastric Bypass, the stomach is cut into two sections: a smaller upper "pouch" and larger lower “remnant”. The small intestine is cut in two and the lower intestine is attached to the pouch with stapler/sutures, the upper intestine is stapled/sewn to the lower intestine. Patients typically stay in the hospital for 2 nights or more.

In a Gastric Bypass, the stomach is cut into two sections: a smaller upper "pouch" and larger lower “remnant”. The small intestine is cut in two and the lower intestine is attached to the upper stomach with stapler/sutures, the upper intestine is stapled/sewn to the lower intestine. Patients typically stay in the hospital for 2 nights or more. 


Possible results may include:

  • Weight loss
  • Improvement in obesity related diseases
  • Average hospital stay of 2 days
  • Intestine leaks at staple/suture line
  • Bleeding at staple/suture line
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Excess scaring of the pouch connection
  • Ulcer that creates hole in intestine
  • Unsatisfactory weight loss
  • Unsatisfactory weight loss or weight regain
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