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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most common procedure performed by the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery.
In this procedure, we create a new gastric pouch at the bottom of your esophagus, using about five percent of your stomach and sealing off the rest. We then connect this pouch to your small intestine.
Your stomach will still make important digestive juices that will mix in your intestine with food from your new, egg-sized stomach. In this way, you will still be able to receive the nutrients you need from food -- but your brain will get signals of fullness much faster, and the amount of food you can consume will become smaller.
This procedure is performed laparoscopically over 95 percent of the time.
See how gastric bypass is performed at the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery. Animation provided by Realize.
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