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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery

A Trusted Weight-Loss Surgery, Now with Modern Laparoscopic Benefits

Roux-en-Y - which you may know by its more common name, gastric bypass surgery - has been performed safely for more than 35 years. It became particularly well known when chronically obese pop singer Carnie Wilson achieved dramatic weight-loss results after having this procedure. The Surgical Weight Loss Center of HawaiiSM performs the surgery laparoscopically using 5 small (1/4 inch) incisions through the patient's abdomen. Typically, within 2-3 days after the operation, gastric bypass patients can leave the hospital on a carefully monitored liquid diet.

How Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery Works

Gastric bypass surgery involves three main steps:

1. Creating a new, smaller stomach (gastric pouch) from the existing stomach.

2. Bypassing 5 to 6 ft. of the small intestine (normally 20-30 ft. long).

3. Connecting the bypassed digestive section to the lower section of the small intestine, where necessary digestive juices mix with food.

Post-Op Dietary Plan for the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Following surgery, it is imperative that Roux-en-Y patients adhere to their doctor's dietary recommendations. For the first 12 months after a gastric bypass procedure, patients must restrict themselves to consuming less than 800 calories per day. This is generally fairly easy as the stomach after this surgery is about the size of your thumb. After 18-24 months, most patients consume about 1200 calories each day, allowing them to maintain this weight loss for the rest of their lives. Following this surgery, it is important for patients to avoid eating sugars and fats to prevent the "Dumping Syndrome."

Long-Term Results with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Upon successful completion of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, patients benefit from smaller stomachs and less caloric absorption. They eat less food, absorb fewer calories, and, as a result, begin shedding excess pounds - a 70% loss of excess weight, on average.

Roux-en-Y achieves significant weight loss in the following ways:

1) By reducing the size of the stomach (effectively limiting the amount of food that can be consumed by the patient).
2) By creating a digestive "short cut" (achieving mild malabsorption by reducing the amount of calories that can be absorbed by the patient's digestive tract).

Consider Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Is Roux-en-Y right for you? First, determine your Body Mass Index with our BMI Calculator, then learn more about the specific requirements and benefits of each type of bariatric surgery we offer.

To begin the process of improving your life with a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure, first register for an appointment. The information gathered there is used to help qualify you for a procedure. If you're ready for a surgical consultation with Dr. Cirangle, please contact us via email or call directly, 808-561-5511.

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Bridget I.
- Dr. Cirangle is fantastic. My initial consultation went great. My surgery went great. I'm looking forward to working with him for the next 3 years. I highly recommend him for the lap-band procedure.
Harley F.
"I felt Dr. Cirangle was the first person I have ever met that understood me and offered a permanent solution. His integrity was impeccable. Both he and his staff were always prompt and courteous. I really can't think of anything I don't like about him - I would rate him a 10 out of 10."
Jill W.
"Dr Cirangle is a young surgeon who I have total confidence in - for a nurse to say this is a good thing! He was easy going but very informative. He really seems to care and is very good with his patients. He is down to earth and you can actually tell he loves his job, and that is a big plus for me."