roux-en-y gastric bypass Perth


Check if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. Queries will be answered by Dr Jon Armstrong.
Advance Surgical Perth offers several options for obesity surgery. Roux-en-Y is a common bariatric surgery procedure.

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About Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

A Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure for weight loss. It has been used since the 1960s.

It is a very common surgical procedure for weight loss in North America particularly. It is usually performed laparoscopically (keyhole). It involves making a small stomach and then making a join to your small bowel. A section of your small bowel is excluded (the bypass) so that not all the food you consume is absorbed and therefore you lose weight.

In the Roux-en-Y procedure, an extra limb of small bowel is hooked up to the stomach to stop bile refluxing up there. It is called a Y because it looks like that (see diagram below). Roux-en-Y bypass is good for people who have reflux to start with, as it can make reflux better.

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When is a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Used?

Gastric bypass surgery has been used as a common weight loss procedure for more than 40 years. In Australia, and also at Advance Surgical in Perth, it has become a more popular choice in recent years, particularly for patients with diabetes.

Your GP and your Bariatric Surgeon will determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. Weight loss or bariatric surgery is known to significantly reduce other adverse health effects of obesity, such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes type 2.

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How Does a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Work?

The procedure is performed through keyhole surgery (Laparoscopy) and takes place under general anaesthesia. Your Surgeon will use the keyhole surgery instruments to staple the top of the stomach so it forms a small pouch: your new, smaller stomach separated from the rest of the stomach. The pouch is then joined to the small intestine, bypassing the first part of the intestine. A Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery generally takes 2-3 hours.

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Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy?

To determine the most suitable obesity surgery option for your circumstances, your Surgeon will discuss your options and your weight loss goals. To make use of weight loss surgery services you will also need a current GP referral.

In your consultation, our multidisciplinary team will advise you on the available options, on what to expect and how to prepare, and on potential risks and requirements post-surgery. As a team we will do everything we can to assist you on your weight loss journey.

For more information on bariatric surgery in general, or (mini) gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric band removal, please enquire or make an appointment at Advance Surgical Perth: (08) 9386 2634. Our bariatric surgeons, dietititans and psychologists are located Hollywood Medical Centre in Nedlands, Perth. We are looking forward to helping you with your queries.

At Advance Surgical, Mr Jon Armstrong and the team help people who want to lose weight through bariatric surgery, suffer from an endocrine disorder or need general surgery.

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When we established Advance Surgical our motivation was to help those who find that diet and exercise are simply not working for them.

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We understand the cost of bariatric surgery may be an issue. We have changed our pricing to be more affordable. Payment plans available.

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Mr Jon Armstrong, Medical Director and Founder alongside the team at Advance Surgical, have helped thousands of people in Perth.