Gastric Bypass Surgery Idaho
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
The Roux-en-Y (roo-en-y) gastric bypass surgery is currently the most common surgical procedure used to treat obesity. This type of gastric bypass surgery reduces the stomach size to less than two ounces (roughly the size of a golf ball) and bypasses the lower stomach and approximately 20% of the upper portion of the small intestine. The combined effects are decreased hunger, smaller food volumes, and reduced ability to absorb calories. On average, our patients lose 75% of their excess body weight within the first year.
Our patients also benefit from the laparoscopic technique used in our Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Laparoscopy uses very small incisions and special instruments to perform an operation that would traditionally require a much larger incision. These techniques greatly reduce pain and suffering, as well as risks of certain complications such as lung problems, wound infections, and hernias. This results in shorter hospital stays, more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Typically, patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery leave the hospital in one day, resume normal activities in seven to ten days, and are back to work within two weeks.
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