Depending on about 80% of total weight loss surgeries performed in the U.S, Gastric Bypass or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is mainly the most usual type of weight loss surgery. This procedure consists of two parts. Read on to know about the two.

First is the creation of a small pouch in the stomach. The surgeon parts the stomach into two portions, a large portion and a much smaller one. Then next, in the method that is from time to time termed as stomach stapling, the much smaller part of the stomach is sewn or stapled jointly in order to create a pouch, which could take only about a cup or so of food.

The person who had undergone the surgery would mostly feel full faster than ever and would probably eat less by then because of having such a small stomach. Since the new stomach size restricts the amount of food it can only take, this strategy is also named as the restrictive one.

Next is the second part of the surgery which is the bypass process. The surgeon disengages the new, small stomach pouch from the mainstream of the stomach and the duodenum (first part of the small intestine), and then attaches it to the jejunum (a part of the small intestine vaguely farther down). This surgical technique is phrased as Roux-en-Y.

Other several types and classifications of health issues could probably be occurring as an effect of the whole process of the surgery. All throughout the procedure, there could be something wrong on the patient before, during, or after the surgery. However, having nutritional supplements and getting blood tests can make those health issues to occur less likely.

The two are together named as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass since the stomach stapling and Roux-en-Y are usually performed during the same surgery.