Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass
Named for Cesar Roux, the surgeon who first described the procedure, the Roux-en Y procedure reconfigures parts of the stomach and intestine to resemble a stick Y-shape. It reduces the size of the stomach to a small pouch that holds about 1 to 2 ounces of food.
Limiting the amount of food a patient can eat and the number of calories that the patient’s body can absorb helps the patient achieve dramatic weight-loss while often controlling Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and other health problems. The hospital stay is two to three days and out-of-work time is a week minimum.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive weight-loss surgery that permanently removes 85 percent of the stomach, leaving it in the shape of a small banana. This means you should feel full sooner than usual. The hospital stay is one day, and out-of-work time is two weeks.