Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure that reduces your body’s ability to ingest food. Your stomach will shrink after the surgery and you will feel fuller with less food. You will find that the food you eat won’t reach certain parts of your stomach or small intestines that absorb it. Your body won’t get all the calories in the food you eat.
Gastric Bypass Procedure
Before you have this surgery, you will receive general anesthesia. You will fall asleep quickly and feel pain-free.
Two steps are required for gastric bypass surgery.
- Your stomach will be made smaller in the first step. The surgeon will use staples to split your stomach into two sections. The pouch, or top portion of your stomach, is where you will eat the food. The pouch is approximately the same size as a walnut. The pouch holds approximately 1 ounce (oz), or 28 grams (g), of food. This means you’ll eat less and lose weight.
- The bypass is the second step. The second step is the bypass. Your surgeon will connect a small portion of your small intestinale (the jejunum), to a small hole in you pouch. Your food will now move from your pouch to this new opening, and into your small intestinale. Your body will absorb less calories as a result.
Surgical Options – Open or Laparoscopic
There are two options for gastric bypass. Open surgery involves a surgeon making a large cut to your stomach. Your stomach, small intestine and other organs are all affected by the bypass.
A laparoscope, a small camera that can be used to perform this type of surgery, is another option. The camera is placed inside your stomach. This procedure is known as laparoscopy. The surgeon can see inside your abdomen with the scope.
This is how it works:
- Your belly will be slit with 4 to 6 small incisions.
- These are the places where you can insert the scope and other instruments required to perform surgery.
- The camera connects to the video monitor in an operating room. The surgeon can view inside your abdomen while performing the operation.
Many patients find that Laparoscopy is a better option than open surgery.
- A shorter hospital stay and faster recovery
- Less pain
- You will have fewer scarring and an lower chance of developing a infection or hernia.
The surgery takes approximately 2 to 4 hours.
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