What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric Bypass Surgery is a method used to help obese patients to lose weight. It involves sectioning the stomach into two areas, and rearranging the small intestine to ‘bypass’ the main stomach area. Consequently, the food takes a shorter route through the digestive system, thus fewer calories are absorbed. Food passes into the smaller, upper part of the stomach only, which leaves the patient feeling full after eating just a small amount of food.

The procedure
There are two methods for conducting gastric bypass surgery – open surgery and keyhole surgery – also known as laparoscopy. Both are carried out …More on Gastric Bypass Surgery