What is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (also called gastric bypass surgery) reduces the size of the stomach and reroutes a small portion of the small intestine, so you feel full after eating only a small amount of food and absorb fewer calories.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has been performed for the past 50 years and has been well-studied, producing the best long-term results.
Due to extensive experience with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, this procedure has proven to be one of the safest surgical weight loss methods available. Additionally, this procedure is highly successful and known for its long-term effectiveness in maintaining weight loss.
Learn more information about Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery).
What is recovery from Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery like?
- Patients generally can return to work 3 to 4 weeks after surgery.
- There are no lifting restrictions during the recovery period.
- Most patients are limited by their fatigue as well as adjusting to the post-bariatric eating behaviors and making sure they are meeting protein and fluid goals.