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This form of gastric bypass surgery is the most common procedure performed at the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. To effect weight loss, your surgeon will create a small 1-ounce stomach pouch in the top portion of your stomach. This new stomach area is then connected to your small intestine. The rest of the stomach is left in place and continues to remain healthy.
In most cases, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is conducted using a minimally invasive technique where laparoscopic tools are inserted through several small incisions rather than one large one. This surgical option drastically reduces the time it takes to heal so you can resume your normal activities more quickly.
The smaller stomach created through the RYGB procedure allows you to consume smaller portions. Since less digestion is required, the amount of calories absorbed is greatly reduced, resulting in weight loss over a period of time. Combined with proper exercise and nutrition, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass can lead to a lifetime of healthy body weight.
Patients who undergo the RYGB procedure at the Metabolic Medical and Surgery Institute typically experience a 60% loss of their excess body weight by the fifth year following surgery.
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