Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery works by reducing the amount of food your stomach can hold and by limiting the number of calories your body can absorb. The St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss Center — located in Greenville, SC and convenient to Spartanburg, Anderson, and areas throughout the Upstate, SC region — offers Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery performed using either an open or laparoscopic technique. Your bariatric surgeon will help determine if one of these Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery options is right for you.
Open Roux-en-Y Surgery
In normal digestion, food passes through the stomach and enters the small intestine, where most of the nutrients and calories are absorbed. It then passes into the large intestine, and the remaining waste is eventually excreted. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure alters this process by bypassing a section of your small intestine.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Surgery
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery may also be done laparoscopically, using a camera placed in the abdomen. This less-invasive technique allows the surgeon to make smaller surgical cuts, which lowers the risk of large scars and hernias after the gastric bypass procedure.
Attend a Free Seminar in Greenville, SC
Visit St. Francis to attend a free orientation seminar and learn more about Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Our center is located in Greenville, SC and is convenient to Spartanburg, Anderson, and areas throughout the Upstate.