Why is the Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass considered the ‘Gold Standard’ bariatric procedure?

Many people affected by obesity come to me requesting to have the Roux-en-y gastric bypass to treat their obesity. That is not surprising!  The Roux-en-y gastric bypass is the second most popular bariatric operation in the world and is frequently described as the ‘Gold Standard’ in bariatric surgery. However, many patients (and I dare to say many doctors) do not know what the […]