Gastric bypass surgery, a common method in bariatric surgery, is a mixed procedure which is restrictive and leads to malabsorption.
Gastric Bypass procedure involves reducing the stomach into a small pouch and making a connection from a segment of the small intestine up to the reduced stomach.
The rest of the stomach is not removed as in sleeve gastrectomy procedure.
However, there is no entry of food to the remaining part of the stomach either.
Gastric juices and enzymes continue to be released from the remaining part of the stomach for digestion and absorption of food.
This way, gastric bypass enables weight loss both because the patients eat less due to a smaller stomach and less calorie intake, and because the absorption of high-calorie nutrients is reduced due the direct connection from the reduced stomach to the small intestine.
Gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically, so there is no deep incision on the skin and therefore no pain relevant to the surgery.
ELIGIBLE PATIENTS FOR GASTRIC BYPASS?