Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program
A Closer Look At Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Memorial Comprehensive bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery Program's bariatric surgeons offer advanced Roux-En-Y gastric bypass surgery at Memorial Regional Hospital. During this laparoscopic procedure, the surgeon decreases the amount of food that the patient's stomach can hold by using surgical staples or a band to section the stomach into a small upper portion and a larger portion below. A shortcut from the smaller stomach is created, using a section of the lower intestine. This inhibits the number of calories the body can absorb. The intestine from the larger portion of the stomach is attached to the shortcut to support digestion.
The benefits of this surgery include fast and long-term weight loss. This requires lifelong lifestyle changes, such as daily exercise, vitamin supplementation and healthy eating habits. Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program includes a customized fitness program and free monthly support groups to produce the best results after surgery and to help the patient maintain optimal weight.
Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program hosts informative monthly seminars to answer your questions and introduce you to people who have undergone weight-loss surgery. Check our calendar for details.
Is Your Doctor a Memorial Doctor?
To find a physician who performs bariatric weight-loss surgery, call Memorial Physician Referral Service toll-free at (800) 944-DOCS. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.