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Bariatric surgeries

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or "bypass"

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or "bypass"

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass takes its name from its inventor César Roux. More commonly known as “gastric bypass”, this surgical procedure is performed laparoscopically (small incisions in the abdomen) by our experienced surgeon.

The surgery combines the effects of restriction (significant reduction in the size of the stomach) and malabsorption (food is less well absorbed by the digestive system since its trajectory is altered).

The surgeon will create a small gastric pouch that will be connected to the middle part of the small intestine.

Research also shows a decrease in the level of the “hunger hormone” (ghrelin) usually secreted in the stomach.

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is an effective surgical treatment for obesity, which also has beneficial effects on arterial hypertension, sleep apnea, hyperlipemia, type 2 diabetes and several common conditions. found in obese people.

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