Gastric bypass, commonly known as Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass, is a weight-loss procedure that involves constructing a tiny pouch from the stomach and connecting it to the small intestine directly. Swallowed food will travel via this little pouch in the stomach and then into the small intestine, skipping the majority of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine.
The gastric bypass procedure is one of the most prevalent types of bariatric surgery. When diet and exercise haven't succeeded or you're having major health problems as a result of your weight, a gastric bypass is performed.
Gastric bypass surgery is used to help you lose weight and minimize your chance of developing potentially fatal weight-related health conditions, such as:
Only after you've tried to reduce weight through bettering your diet and exercise habits is gastric bypass surgery recommended.