The Gastric Bypass is one of the most practiced and well studied weight loss procedures. First performed in 1967 as an open incisional surgery, it can now be done laparoscopically, which has proven much safer while also producing the same results... although with fewer complications. Most patients need only a one-night stay in the hospital and can resume normal routines in only 2-3 weeks.
With this procedure, we segment off a small pouch from the stomach tissue to create a new stomach that is roughly the size of a golf ball, yet is no larger than a tennis ball. We then reroute a section of the small intestines, known as the jejunum, to the newly created pouch, therby bypassing the stomach and duodenum. This not only reduces the amount of food that can be consumed, leaving you with a feeling of satiety (sense of fullness), but it shortens the time required for food to pass through the body and limits the absorption of bad nutrients, such as saturated fats.
The Gastric Bypass has proven to have the best long term success with 85% of patients losing and maintaining 50% of initial weight loss after 5 years.
Some Advantages Of The Gastric Bypass
Can greatly reduce comorbid conditions such as Type-2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea and High-Blood Pressure.
Provides rapid initial weight loss.
You can expect your weight loss results to continue.
Also treats the symptoms of acid reflux.