Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) is commonly referred to as a Gastric Bypass or RNY and it is a very common weight loss procedure.

Gastric Bypass surgery has been in practice for over 30 years and provides patients with excellent, long-lasting weight loss results.

Dr. Cribbins is skilled bariatric surgeons who perform this procedure using Minimally Invasive or Robotic techniques.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass is a type of weight loss surgery that has great results.    First, the small intestine is divided creating the “Y” portion of the procedure. The stomach is then divided and a small gastric pouch is created at the top of the stomach, disconnecting it from the rest of the stomach.   Finally, the “roux” limb is brought up and connected to the new small gastric pouch completing the procedure. 

The gastric bypass works well for weight loss in several ways.  First, similar to most bariatric procedures, the newly created smaller stomach pouch significantly restricts meal size.  This translates into fewer calories consumed. There is also less digestion of food by the smaller stomach pouch.   A segment of the small intestine that would normally absorb calories no longer has food going through it, therefore there is some degree of malabsorption of calories and nutrients. 

Most importantly, the rerouting of the food stream produces changes in metabolism, especially in the gut.  The gut hormone ghrelin, which is often labeled a hunger hormone, is produced in the stomach.  This procedure reduces the production of ghrelin.  Less ghrelin production leads to a decrease in appetite and hunger cravings.  

Patients experience a high rate of weight loss success with a Gastric Bypass and have tremendous long-term success.  

"Bariatric surgery is the most effective and long-lasting treatment for severe obesity resulting in significant weight loss and leading to the improvement, prevention or resolution of many related diseases including: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, and certain cancers." America Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)


Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III is a board-certified surgeon of excellence that are highly trained and experienced in performing bariatric surgery.  Dr. Cribbins has been in practice since 2000.

In addition to evaluating your candidacy for weight loss surgery, we will consider your unique concerns, goals, medical conditions, and more in order to make the most suitable recommendation.  Medical weight management, for example, might provide great results for the right patients. We are confident we can meet your needs to help you live your very best life.

To take the first step toward achieving a healthier lifestyle schedule a consultation at our Plano practice, serving patients in the DFW metroplex and the surrounding areas.  You can live the life YOU want!  We look forward to meeting you!

You can contact us online or call us at:

(214) 501-1333

Dr. Cribbins and Dr. McCalman

Texas Center for
Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery

Our highly skilled and experienced board-certified surgeons, specialize in ultra-minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery and they are affiliated with a number of national associations, including:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)

To schedule a consultation, contact us online, or call (214) 501-1333 today.

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