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Gastric Roux-en-Y Bypass

In this operation a small stomach pouch is created to restrict food intake. Next, the small intestine is reconfigured and attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the lower stomach,the duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine) and the first portion of the jejunum (the second segment of the small intestine). This bypass reduces the absorption of food and thereby reduces the calorie intake.

Advantages:

  • "Dumping syndrome" if sweets and chocolates taken
  • Good operation for sweet eaters
  • Long track record
  • Tend to lose a little more weight than gastric band

Disadvantages:

  • Longer recovery time
  • Difficult to reverse
  • Possibility of a staple line leak
  • Minor late weight regain 10-20% after 2-5 years
  • Nutritional/ mineral supplements required

Residual stomach capacity: 30-50mls

Estimated weight loss: 60-70% EWL over 2 years.