Gastric bypass surgery

Alternative Names

Bariatric surgery – gastric bypass; Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; Gastric bypass – Roux-en-Y

Definition of Gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass is surgery that is done to help you lose weight. After the surgery, you will not be able to eat as much as before, and your body will not absorb all the calories from the food you eat.


Shabir Bhimji MD, PhD, Specializing in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland , TX Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/17/2010

Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss
Adjustable gastric banding
Vertical banded gastroplasty
Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD)
Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
Dumping syndrome

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