GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY
Long considered the “Gold Standard” of weight loss operations, a Gastric Bypass procedure creates a small stomach pouch that is reconnected to the small intestine.
Gastric bypass surgery is a treatment for serious obesity, BMI greater than 40, that changes how the patient’s small intestine and stomach handle food. The stomach will be smaller therefore the patient feels full with less food. The surgery has minimal side effects and is reliable with acceptable risks. In the first year after surgery, most patients lose 4.5 to 9 kilograms within a month. Patients can lose one half or more of the extra weight in the first 2 years by following the exercise and eating guidelines that the doctor and dietician have set.
Most Surgeons prefer the minimally invasive laparoscopic approach for bypass surgery, which typically result in smaller scars and less pain than open surgical procedures. In laparoscopic procedures, it’s common patients can leave the hospital after a few days and return to work within one month.