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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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  • Sick of it posted by jlbundy
    I am so sick of trying to keep track of calories, protein, fat and fiber! I just want to eat healthy and not think about it. I had gastric bypass done 10/8/2008. I almost got down to my goal weight. I was playing with 5lbs for the last 4 years, but now I am gaining. I know it is my fault. I don't use my tool. I drink with meals and I eat too many starchy carbs and not enough protein....

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