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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Designed to reduce severe obesity, gastric bypass is a laparoscopic or "keyhole" surgery procedure, although it requires a general anesthetic.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Candidates

Laparoscopic bypass surgery is only available to those who are at least 100 pounds over their recommended weight and have unsuccessfully tried other diet and exercise programs.

Gastric Bypass Procedure

  • During gastric bypass surgery, a surgeon makes tiny incisions in the abdominal area and, working with a miniature scope, divides the stomach into two sections with two rows of stitch-like staples.
  • Between the rows of staples, the surgeon makes incisions so scar tissue will grow over the staples to secure them in place. The top section, called the pouch, holds the food (about a tablespoonful, compared to the normal stomach, which holds about a quart). The pouch will eventually expand enough to hold no more than one cup of chewed-up food, so you will feel full quickly.
  • Then, the intestines are detached from the bottom of your stomach, and attached to the pouch. Since the intestines are brought up and not shortened, the food can be fully absorbed, eliminating the chance of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, a problem with previous surgeries of this type. Furthermore, the unused part of the stomach still produces gastric juices, which help the body absorb nutrients.

Health Risks of Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery

The risks of the gastric bypass surgery procedure include bleeding, infections and respiratory problems. Generally the procedure requires a three to four day hospital stay. After you go home, you need to follow strict dietary instructions. For the first few weeks after surgery, it may be difficult to eat anything without feeling uncomfortably full and your stomach will remain very tender. It will take six to eight weeks before you are able to digest complex carbohydrates and protein, (such as chicken, pasta and dairy products) without vomiting. It will be difficult for you to digest large amounts of fat, alcohol or sugar.

Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Most patients lose an average of 10 pounds per month and reach a stable weight 18 months after surgery.

Gastric Bypass Surgery - No Easy Weight Loss Cure

Laparoscopic bypass surgery is not a miracle cure for quick weight loss. It's a major one-and-a-half to two-hour surgery with possible complications and side-effects.

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