This procedure involves combination of restrictive and malabsorptive components to achieve a successful outcome. With the help of Staplers we create a small gastric pouch to limit the amount of food intake, and a large portion of the small intestine is bypassed to limit the nutrients and calories absorbed.
The goal of the surgery is to make you feel full quicker so you don’t overeat, and absorb fewer calories by the modifications made in the small intestine. Gastric bypass surgery has been shown to help get cure of obesity and related illnesses, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and especially type 2 diabetes. It is performed laparoscopically through tiny incisions (minimally invasive technique) so recovery is very quick.
As with any surgery there are potential risks and complications involved. Complications associated with Gastric Bypass include: