The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most common weight-loss surgery in the United States and has been utilized in various forms since the 1960’s. It is a major abdominal surgery involving permanent anatomic rearrangement of the gastrointestinal tract and is usually performed laparoscopically. The gastric bypass causes weight loss by limiting the amount of food one can eat (restriction) and by reducing the amount of food that is absorbed by the intestines (malabsorption). Additionally, hormonal changes may help reduce appetite and improve blood sugar regulation.
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Our weight loss surgery center at Sibley is different from most others. Here at Sibley we offer a “one-stop shop” where patients can have nearly all of their pre- and post-operative care in a convenient and compassionate setting. We realize the weight loss surgery process can be confusing, so we work closely with our patients to ensure safe and successful outcomes.