|The Bariatric and Heartburn Center of Northeast Ohio
|Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass performed laparoscopically
incisions. The stomach is partitioned into two parts using a
surgical stapler. The upper part forms a small (approx. 1/2
ounce) gastric pouch, which will receive food. A 150
centimeter "roux" limb is then created along with a 50
centimeter biliopancreatic limb of bowel. Then an outlet
from the small gastric pouch is made to the "roux" limb.
This results in a bypass of most of the stomach and
duodenum. The hospital stay is 1-2 days. Reported weight
loss varies, but it is generally reported that average weight
loss is 60% - 70% of a patients excess weight. Most of the
weight loss occurs in the first year after surgery.
Potential complications include leakage from the
anastomosis (hook-up), bleeding, blood clots, vitamin and
mineral deficiencies and others. The average mortality rate
is 0.1%. Dr. Chlysta will discuss potential complications
with you during your appointment.