The laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass leads to weight loss mostly by reducing the size of the stomach, reducing the amount of food you can eat before you feel full, as well as by bypassing some of the small intestines, reducing the amount of food the body will absorb. This operation is considered the gold standard for weight loss surgery, as it has been in existence the longest, and has been extensively used since 1967.
A small stomach pouch (about the size of a medium egg) is created with a stapler device. The small intestines are then divided and one end brought up and connected to the small stomach pouch using the stapler. The intestines are reconnected further downstream. Dr. Josh Roller, Dr. Yong Kwon, and Dr. Josh Mourot typically perform this procedure laparoscopically, avoiding a large incision in the abdomen; however, an abdominal incision is sometimes necessary based on weight, body shape, previous surgery, or other factors.
Expected Weight Loss
65-80% of your excess weight*
Patients generally lose between 100 and 180 pounds*. The exact amount of weight lost depends on your pre-operative body mass index (heavier people lose more weight), compliance with dietary instruction, and increasing your activity levels (exercise). Commitment to proper food choices and increased activity is essential to maximizing and maintaining your weight loss in the long-term. Failure to make these commitments can lead to weight regain.
The first step your weight loss journey is to register for one of our weight loss seminars. We offer these seminars in both live and online formats.
*Results may vary person to person.