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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

The basics of Roux-en-Y.

Here’s what the procedure entails:

Performed for nearly 50 years, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery procedure has been refined over time in order to limit side effects and optimize performance.

Bariatric Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  1. Bariatric surgeons operate through half-inch incisions. Specialized instruments are guided through these tiny incisions by high-definition cameras (this minimally-invasive approach is known as laparoscopic surgery.) By eliminating the large incision associated with traditional surgery, patients often experience shorter recovery times and are less susceptible to infection. Also, the Roux-en-Y operation is safer and more precise with the proper training and expertise.
  2. A small pouch is created from your original stomach, using surgical staples. This pouch becomes your new stomach. The rest of the stomach is left in place and remains healthy because the blood supply and nerves are left intact.
  3. This new, smaller stomach is connected directly to the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. None of these bypassed organs are harmed or removed.

Advantages of Roux-en-Y

This technique is a proven way for patients to achieve and sustain weight-loss. Patients will often continue losing weight at a steady rate up to two or more years after gastric bypass surgery or until they have reached a healthier weight. This operation can be reversed or modified, laparoscopically, depending on the needs of the patient.

More information about Roux-en-Y

Should you and your surgeon determine this to be the best weight loss surgery for you, know that we’ll be with you every step of the way! To learn more about the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery, attend one of our seminars at our Fresno, CA office or click here to view our seminar online in the comfort of your home.

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About Fresno Bariatrics

Fresno Bariatrics, located in Fresno, California, is one of the most experienced weight loss surgery programs in the country. On both the state and national levels, we are a step above most other weight loss surgery programs. Our superb clinical outcomes have earned HealthGrades' five-star ratings and a Bariatric Excellence Award™ 6 years in a row, putting our program in the top five of all California hospitals.

Our team of bariatric surgeons, nurses, and life coaches are eager to help you through a personalized weight loss surgery program with long-term results. We've helped thousands of people reverse obesity with the assistance of LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) and Revision Weight-Loss Surgery procedures.

Our world-class bariatric surgeons are board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and are members of the American College of Surgeons.

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Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital
15 E Audubon Drive
Fresno, CA, 93720

(866) 433-8558