A Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure is a surgical technique in which the stomach is divided into one small pouch and the remaining larger portion. The surgeon attaches the small pouch directly to the middle of the small intestine, skipping the area of the duodenum.
- The pouch can only hold about one ounce of food or beverage
- The typical adult stomach can hold up to three pints
- With the bypass procedure, you will feel full much faster