During gastric bypass, a small pouch is cut out of the stomach, and the small intestine is rerouted to this pouch.
This tends to be a quicker, more aggressive weight-loss option.
Unlike the Lap Band, it is neither adjustable, nor reversible.
This type of surgery typically involves a about a two-night hospital stay.
Although most of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine no longer have food traveling through them, they still produce important digestive juices that are emptied into the small intestine and help with digestion.
Most people who have gastric bypass experience a significant reduction in excess weight within the first 18 months after surgery.
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This video shows selected portions of surgery that did not have complications. The practice of medicine is not an exact science and serious, even life threatening complications may occur. No guarantee or assurance can be made about the final results of this surgery.