Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass, is a type of weight-loss surgery that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine. After gastric bypass, swallowed food will go into this small pouch of stomach and then directly into the small intestine, thereby bypassing most of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine. Gastric bypass is done when diet and exercise have not worked or when you have serious health problems because of your weight. Gastric bypass surgery is done at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. It is an inpatient procedure that requires an overnight stay.
Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery
If you had a Gastric Bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y) or a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy the tiny stomach pouch created in the original operation can stretch overtime and become too large. A Gastric bypass revision procedure will help make your stomach smaller to restrict eating or can shorten the small intestine segment that absorbs calories and can make the procedure more malabsorptive.
If you are interested in either of these procedure please call to set up a consult with one of our Bariatric providers.