What Is Roux-en-Y?

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, also called gastric bypass or weight loss surgery, modifies the digestive system to assist in weight loss. Surgeons create a small stomach pouch connected to the small intestine, enabling food to bypass a significant portion of the stomach and intestine. This alteration limits the volume of food the stomach can keep and reduces calorie absorption, resulting in significant weight loss for many patients.

What Condition Does Roux-en-Y Treat?

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is primarily performed to address obesity-related health issues such as GERD, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. In some instances, Roux-en-Y has also alleviated migraines. This procedure offers hope to patients who have struggled with weight loss through conventional methods like diet and exercise. By reducing the size of the stomach and altering the digestive process, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass can result in weight loss and improvements in obesity-related conditions, enhancing patients' overall quality of life.

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What Are the Risks of Roux-en-Y?

While Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass can lead to significant weight loss and health improvements, it's essential to consider the associated risks. Short-term risks include bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia, while long-term risks may include bowel obstruction, gallstones, and malnutrition. Patients should discuss these potential risks with providers and weigh the benefits of undergoing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery.

Learn about Roux-en-Y at Schneck

At Schneck, our experienced team specializes in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, offering comprehensive care and support throughout your weight loss journey. From personalized treatment plans to post-operative monitoring, we're dedicated to ensuring your safety and success. Our multidisciplinary approach involves collaboration between surgeons, nutritionists, and others to provide care tailored to each patient's needs.

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Your Providers

Our surgeons provide exceptional care and support for individuals undergoing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. With expertise in weight-loss surgery and a patient-centered approach, we strive to help you achieve your health goals.

G Brandon Millick

G. Brandon Millick, MD

Bariatrics/Surgical Weight Loss, General Surgery, da Vinci Surgery View Info »

Cathy R. Hildebrand, NP

Bariatrics/Surgical Weight Loss View Info »

Find the Support Your System Needs

If you're considering Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Schneck Bariatrics is here to support you every step of the way. From preoperative consultations to post-operative care, we offer comprehensive services to ensure your safety and success on your weight loss journey. Our team is dedicated to offering support so you can improve your overall health.

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