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Weight loss surgery - "Roux-en-Y" gastric bypass cases

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a surgery that makes the stomach smaller by creating a pouch at the top of the stomach and attaching that pouch directly to the middle portion of the small intestine. This reattachment of the stomach pouch bypasses the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. The goal of the surgery is to make patients feel full more quickly so they will eat less and lose weight. The surgery can be done through a large incision in the abdomen (open or traditional surgery) or with a small incision using instruments and a camera (laparoscopic approach).

Patients may be interested in knowing which weight loss surgeries are performed the most frequently.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percent of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures out of all types of weight loss surgeries the hospital performs.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
Northwestern Memorial 67
National Database Participant Comparison 54
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2008 2009 2010
Northwestern Memorial 59.84 59 67
National Database Participant Comparison 53.71 53 54
Source:Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database(BOLD) Surgical Review Corporation
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass cases
Last UpdateJanuary 11, 2012

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