This is a irreversible invasive laparoscopic procedure, involving multiple areas of the abdomen which changes normal processes of digestion.
Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and causes food to bypass part of the stomach and small intestine. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size. This reduces the amount of food you can eat at one time. Bypassing part of the intestine reduces how much food and nutrients are absorbed. This leads to weight loss.
- Best known long term operation
- Rapid initial weight loss
- Improves or totally resolves diabetes
- Maximum amount of weight loss
Many surgeons prefer gastric bypass surgery because it generally produces more reliable weight loss. It is probably one of the more riskier procedures and is not reversible. Nutritional supplements are taken for life.