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Roux-en-Y Divided Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Divided Gastric Bypass is recognized by the NIH Consensus Report for the most effective treatment of clinically severe obesity. This procedure combines a gastric restrictive operation with slow gastric emptying and reduced food absorption to provide lifelong help for clinically severe obesity. 

Most RYDGB procedures can be performed laparoscopically or with minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopic procedures produce smaller incisions, allow for a shorter hospital stay and provide a quicker recovery. This operation divides the stomach into a small and large portion. 

When the small, functioning upper stomach pouch is full (after only a few bites), patients will feel full and satisfied. In this way, the intake of food is dramatically limited and appetite is reduced. The rerouting of the small intestine slows food passage and mildly reduces absorption.