Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

There are several options for weight loss surgery. Among them is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure that is frequently performed at Houston Northwest Medical Center. Gastric bypass is designed to reduce the amount of food you are able to eat. It is a permanent procedure that changes the structure of the stomach, helping patients achieve and maintain their weight loss goals.

Typically, patients experience a shorter recovery and less scarring with laparoscopic surgery than with traditional open surgery. However, laparoscopic surgery is not appropriate for every patient and, sometimes, surgeons do not know if they can perform the procedure laparoscopically until the surgery is underway. Various medical conditions may make laparoscopic surgery unsafe for certain patients.

Typically, patients experience a shorter recovery and less scarring with laparoscopic surgery than with traditional open surgery. However, laparoscopic surgery is not appropriate for every patient and, sometimes, surgeons do not know if they can perform the procedure laparoscopically until the surgery is underway. Various medical conditions may make laparoscopic surgery unsafe for certain patients.