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Welcome to The Bariatric Skinny, your source for comprehensive information about bariatric surgery and the provider of the Web’s premier bariatric diet and weight loss tools designed to help you meet your weight loss goals and keep the weight off permanently. Learn about the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric band or Lap-Band procedure, other weight loss surgery techniques and much more. Explore the following links to see more.

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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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From the Bariatric Surgery Journals

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  • Hi,

    I am trying to lose weight on the recommendation of my trainer, I am only taking salads and oats.

    He has totally told me to decrease the intake of sugar. But I do take small meals in a day. I have just started to lose weight.
    Hoping to lose more. :)

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