Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a type of bariatric surgery that involves reducing the size of the stomach as well as bypassing the upper part of the small intestine in order to decrease food intake and nutrient absorption, thus producing weight loss. The surgery can be performed laparoscopically. The stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and another lower portion (that food cannot enter). This upper portion of the stomach is then connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine. Therefore, food enters the small pouch and travels directly to the middle part of the small intestine, bypassing the lower portion of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine.
Dar Al Fouad Hospital is a renowned and accredited medical facility in Egypt with a capacity of 141 beds and has an infrastructure built up to international standards. The hospital offers trustworthy clinical care and healthcare services in outpatient and inpatient facilities to patients from and outside Egypt. Dar Al Fouad Hospital has a collaboration agreement with Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) and also with Hartmann Institute, which allows knowledge transfer and accessibility between the institutions. The hospital houses expert medical professionals and competent support staff, trained in advanced procedures and skilled in handling high-tech instruments.