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Sharp HealthCare offers Roux-en-Y laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a type of bariatric surgery, is a surgical weight-loss procedure that alters the process of digestion. In this procedure, the surgeon staples the stomach to create a small pouch that holds less food and then shapes a portion of the small intestine into a "Y." Then the surgeon connect the "Y" portion of intestine to the stomach pouch so that when food is being digested it travels directly into the lower part of the small intestine. The pouch will usually hold about one ounce of food or less, which causes a feeling of fullness after just a few bites. The surgery can be done laparoscopically, which means smaller incisions, faster recovery and less pain.
Candidate Requirements for Laparoscopic Procedure
Advantages of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Disadvantages of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
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Sharp offers Roux-en-Y laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, located in the South Bay San Diego, and Sharp Memorial Hospital, located in Serra Mesa, adjacent to Kearny Mesa off Highway 163. The first step in obtaining weight-loss surgery at Sharp is to attend one of our free educational seminars. These seminars provide information about the surgery, other treatment options, program requirements, lifestyle changes, risks, potential complications and benefits. The seminars are designed to help you make an educated and informed decision about whether surgery is right for you.
To sign up for a free informational seminar, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) or register for our bariatric surgery seminar online.
To Learn More
Learn more about the Roux-en-Y procedure by reading frequently asked questions about gastric bypass.
If you do not meet the requirements for weight-loss surgery or you aren't sure if weight-loss surgery is for you, but are still interested in losing weight, please visit Weight Management in Sharp Services to learn more about Sharp’s personalized weight-loss programs.