Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
In a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, a small part of the stomach, roughly the size of an egg, is used to create a new stomach pouch. This reduces the amount of food you can take in at meals. The new stomach pouch is then connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. This reduces the amount of fat and calories you absorb from foods for even more weight loss.