Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic

Definition - What does Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic mean?

Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic surgery is a type of gastric bypass surgery used to treat obesity. The surgery is performed using a laparoscope. The laparoscopic Roux-en-Y surgery is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery and is considered less invasive than other methods due to the use of smaller incisions. The Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic surgery is also referred to as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) or laparoscopic gastric bypass.

WorkplaceTesting explains Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic

During the Roux-en-Y laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made in the abdomen and a laparoscope is used to provide the surgeon with a view of the stomach and intestines. The laparoscope is a rigid viewing tube with a camera on its end that permits surgeons to view images of the organs within the pelvic or abdominal cavity during surgical procedures. For the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon detaches the bulk of the stomach, leaving only a small pouch that is then reconnected to the small intestines. The remainder of the stomach is reattached to the intestinal organs, but no longer serves in the digestive process. This restricts the amount of food that can be consumed by the patient so that with proper dietary behavior, the patient will lose considerable amounts of weight.

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