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Mayo Clinic Gastric Bypass Overview

Learn the Mechanics of Gastric Bypass Surgery

In this video, the Mayo Clinic provides an easy to understand animated description of the mechanics of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.  You'll see how a small stomach pouch is made and attached to the small intestine, and how the intestine attached to the main stomach is reattached to the small intestine further down, creating the "Y" shape. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass may be done in one of two ways: open surgery and laparoscopic surgery.  Open surgery requires a large incision in the abdomen to allow the surgeon access to the stomach and intestines.  Lapa…

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  • I'm shocked and remarkably pleased with the surprise benefit of my bypass surgery.  My husband has lost 15 pounds, and we have already been outside enjoying activities that we have never done before.  I have also inspired 4 of my loved ones to make healthier choices in their lives.  What a ...

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