Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery that involves creation of small pouch from stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine. With the small stomach size, you feel fuller and eat less food. This is a restrictive strategy to hold the amount of food, which ultimately reduces the calorie intake and induces weight loss. This surgery is considered for people with body-mass index (BMI) greater than 40.

How It Works

It is a very common type of surgery due to effective weight loss results. In this surgery, the stomach is divided into large and small portions. A nominal part of the stomach is stapled to make a pouch. Then, the newly created small pouch is disconnected from the majority of stomach and connects it to the small intestine slightly farther down, bypassing most of your stomach and initial section of your small intestine.


Roux-en-Y gastric bypass usually have dramatic weight loss results and on an average, people lose 60% of their extra weight. This procedure also improve other weight related health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea. At the same time, it requires lifestyle changes along with exercise routine.

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