Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux en Y Gastric Bypass | Melbourne | Surgical Weight Loss Solutions

In the Roux Y Gastric Bypass, we make a small pouch at the top of the stomach and bypass the rest of the stomach and the first part of the small bowel. The bowel is connected further downstream in a “Y” shape, so the digestive juices mix with the food.

Bypassing the stomach makes big changes to a number of hunger hormones, which leads to weight loss of around 25-30%, with a durability of many years.

With this operation no tissue is removed, and it is possible to rejoin / reverse it at a later date if it is really necessary.

Risks of this operation include leaking from the staple lines in the healing phase, problems at the join of the stomach such as bleeding, narrowing or ulcer formation, and twisting at the join of the intestine.  Eating sugary or rich foods can sometimes cause unpleasant symptoms of faintness, tiredness, palpitations and occasionally diarrhoea called the dumping syndrome.

Please talk to our surgeon to discuss further.