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Roux en Y Gastric Bypass

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During the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery the stomach is divided into two sections. One of the two sections is a new, smaller pouch that will act as the new stomach. The new stomach has a capacity of roughly two ounces, as opposed to its former size of about two quarts. This drastic reduction limits your stomach's ability to hold food, making you feel full after eating only a small amount, requiring you to eat substantially less. This is the basis of the results you will see during the aftercare and beyond.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery takes approximately two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. In addition, Pacific Bariatric surgeons are assisted by a well trained surgical staff and supporting specialists. We have operated on over 17,000 adult and adolescent patients since our inception in 1993.

In other words, you are in very good hands. If you decide to move forward with the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, we are more than qualified and equipped to help you.

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