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Mayo Clinic Gastric Bypass Overview

Learn the Mechanics of Gastric Bypass Surgery

In this video, the Mayo Clinic provides an easy to understand animated description of the mechanics of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.  You'll see how a small stomach pouch is made and attached to the small intestine, and how the intestine attached to the main stomach is reattached to the small intestine further down, creating the "Y" shape. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass may be done in one of two ways: open surgery and laparoscopic surgery.  Open surgery requires a large incision in the abdomen to allow the surgeon access to the stomach and intestines.  Lapa…

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From the Bariatric Surgery Journals

  • It's been Alittle over 2months since my Surgey I am feeling great. Started at 272lbs May 7 2014. I weighed in today at 223.4lbs.  It is not an easy ride but I am so happy I am going on this journey to become healthy. 

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