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What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

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This short video explains the basics of the gastric bypass procedure.


Gastric Bypass is the "gold standard" of operations for the treatment of morbid obesity. The procedure is split into three parts: portioning of the stomach into twosections - an upper (small) pouch and the stomach remnant along with thecreation of a Y-connection into the small bowel.

Advantages

  • Long-term weight loss: About 80 percent of excess body weight is loss in the first year (which is typically quicker than banding results) and studies show that the weight loss stayed at 80 percent four years following the procedure.

  • Recovery time is shorter: typically 2 days in the hospital, and 10 -14 days to return to full activity.
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery is more difficult to cheat, usually resulting in successful weight loss.
  • Ghrelin Affect (the hunger hormone) is greatly suppressed which makes patients less hungry.

Is weight loss surgery right for you? Find out!

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