The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the "gold standard" for the surgical treatment of obesity. It is well proven to be safe and effective.
In this procedure, your UCH surgeon uses a laparoscopic (minimally invasive) technique that allows placement of a tiny camera and micro instruments through five small incisions made in your abdomen. The surgeon creates a "new," smaller stomach and re-routes the digestive channel. With a smaller stomach, you will only be able to eat small amounts of food at one time.