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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

  • Today I have set my plan. I will begin my new exercise plan on Friday, February 1, 2013 by walking outside twice a day for 30 minutes. I will also begin bringing my fluid intake up to 64 ounces a day. On Monday, February 4th, I will begin the diet portion of my new health plan. I currently weigh 232.5 lbs. My short term goal is to be under 200 by the time the children get out of school for t...

From the Message Boards

  • surgery posted by stacyannette
    I don't understand this surgery I have been suffer every since I had this surgery. I can't eat always throwing and follow everything the doctor has told me. I think that they need to give more classes on how some people can end up really sick doing this surgery. That it may help you lose weight but you also lose so many others thing also.

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