GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY
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.