Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Shortening the patient’s digestive system while also making the stomach smaller ensures the reduction of food consumed and also digested, bypassing a large part of the stomach and small intestine entirely.
Gastric bypass surgery uses laparoscopic – or keyhole – techniques where a surgeon will create a smaller space by stapling off the upper stomach under a general anesthetic. This means that the lower stomach will no longer hold food, resulting in the need for smaller portions.
This long-term weight loss method helps patients lead a healthier lifestyle and lessens the need for food before feeling full. Full recovery should take approximately four to six weeks and a significant change in diet should be implemented. This procedure is also effective in treating/curing Type 2 Diabetes (Metabolic Surgery)