Gastric bypass surgery
One of the most popular forms of obesity surgery. It is a safe and effective procedure that can lead to dramatic weight loss in many patients. Opting for this procedure does mean that you will have to follow a special diet and take a daily nutritional supplement for the rest of your lifetime.
What is a gastric bypass?
A gastric bypass is a complex procedure which involves dividing the stomach and small intestine. It falls into the restrictive/malabsorptive category of obesity surgery and involves two stages - reducing the volume of the stomach to restrict food intake and then, rearranging the small intestine to affect the absorption of food.
It requires a high degree of skill on the part of the surgeon and can take between one to four hours to complete. It is usually performed under a general anaesthetic and you can expect to stay in hospital for at least two days following surgery. The restrictive nature of the procedure means a reduced calorie intake that will result in a weight loss of 60 to 70% in the first twelve months after surgery. This along with the aftercare plan needs to be followed in order to sustain this weight loss.
And, there are two techniques available for gastric bypass:
- Traditional ‘open’ surgery
- Newer ‘laparoscopic’ surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery Guide sections
- Gastric Bypass Surgery overview
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Mini Gastric Bypass
- What are the benefits of gastric bypass surgery ?
- What are the risks of gastric bypass surgery?
- Preparing for gastric bypass surgery
- The gastric bypass surgery Procedure
- After the opperation
- Aftercare following gastric bypass surgery
- FAQs about gastric bypass surgery
- Gastric bypass surgery Vs the gastric band
Weight Loss Surgery Guide
- Types of weight loss surgery
- Benefits of weight loss surgery
- Risks of Weight loss surgery
- Suitability for weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery criteria guidelines
- Exclusion Criteria for weight loss surgery
- Finding a obesity surgeon
- Weight loss surgery abroad
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Gastric band surgery
- Biliopancreatic Diversion
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Balloon
- Gastric Stimulation
- Revision weight loss Surgery
- Obesity surgery and children
- Obesity surgery and teenagers
- Obesity surgery and older people
- Obesity Surgery and pregnancy
- Costs of weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery on the NHS
- Paying for weight loss surgery privately
- Cosmetic Surgery After obesity surgery
- Anti obesity medication
- Duodenal Switch