Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y)
Gastric bypass surgery, also called bariatric surgery, reduces the size of your stomach so that you don't eat as much food as you did formerly. There are several different methods that surgeons use, and some of them involve staples and band to make the stomach smaller. Gastric bypass surgery is not for everyone but it can help severely overweight people who have health problems that result from their weight. Doctors generally feel that you should try to control your weight with diet and exercise before considering surgery.