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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery is considered the gold standard of surgery for weight loss surgeries.  According to the National Institute of Health, “only surgery has proven effective over the long term for most patients with clinically severe obesity”.
 
The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch.  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 for even more weight loss.
 
For more information, click on Learning & Support/Calendar to find the next bariatric weight loss seminar.  You can also call (317) 421-5707 for more information.