Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, an overview

January 2, 2007 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

There are numerous types of weight loss surgeries. One of the most common and successful procedures is called Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. This is a combined restrictive and malabsorptive form of surgery.  The restrictive part of the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass will limit your food intake without interfering with your normal digestive process. The operation will decrease your stomach size forming a smaller pocket to hold your food and therefore causing you to eat less. Because it is smaller, you will also feel more satisfied, or full, when consuming smaller portions of food. The malabsorptive section will also effect the amount of calories and nutrients your body absorbs.  Read more