Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y)
- Q What is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyRoux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is more commonly performed than gastric sleeve or adjustable gastric band (Lap Band) surgery for weight-loss purposes. This operation causes weight loss by both restricting the size of the stomach and reducing the... Full Answer
- Q What is gastric bypass surgery?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineLike a good doubles team, a healthy marriage, or oatmeal topped with fruit, gastric bypass surgery has the strength of two parts molded into one. Traditional bypass surgery combines the best of both restrictive and malabsorptive methods—and that... Full Answer
- Q Who should have gastric bypass surgery?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIf you lose 100 pounds, you’ll gain 100% in self-confidence and health. You’ll dramatically reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke, normalize your blood sugar, slash cancer risks, ease or prevent osteoarthritis, and protect your brain... Full Answer