Gastric bypass is considered the most effective and durable method for its long-term effectiveness. This type of surgery involves an anatomical modification of the digestive system which reduces the absorption of fat and carbohydrates in the intestine resulting in successful control weight loss.
Technique and Function
The technique is to shrink the stomach 15 to 30 ml (normal stomach being 1,000ml), this is connected directly to the small intestine. So the food skips a large segment of small intestine and thereby reduces calorie and nutrient absorption. Also your stomach is smaller which reduces the amount of food you can eat achieving feel full quickly and starting to lose weight.
- Estimated reduction of 65-85% of their excess weight within 5 years of follow-up
- 60 minutes
- Hospitalization time: 2 nights
To prevent subsequent failure to intervention patient cooperation is needed to adjust your lifestyle, so you will be given nutritional guidance.