Patient is required to stay 4 nights in the hospital
Duration Of Operation
2 to 4 hours
The patient should stop smoking at least 3 weeks before undergoing surgery, as smoking can increase the risk of complications and endanger the healing process. The patient also should stop the intake of vitamin E, blood thinners such as aspirin and ibuprofen at least 2 weeks before surgery.
How It Is Performed
The patient is first administered general anesthesia before the procedure can begin, making it painless.
In the first part, the surgeon will create the smaller upper stomach and the larger lower stomach by using staples, effectively dividing it into two. The top section of the stomach (called the pouch) is where the food patients eat will go and helping them feel “full” with very little effective food intake. This will help the patient eat less and lose weight. The upper stomach can hold about 1 ounce (oz) or 28 grams (g) of food before it goes into the small intestine.
The second step is the bypass. The surgeon will connect the small intestine to the smaller upper stomach. The ultimate goal of the surgery is to help the patient’s body will absorb fewer calories.
There are two main techniques which can be applied during the gastric bypass surgery:
● Mild to moderate discomfort or pain ● Infection of the incision site ● Dumping syndrome
Based on 513 gastric bypass surgery reviews sets the satisfaction rate at 96%.
Before And After
Patients can expect to lose anywhere between 4 to 9 kilograms every month after the procedure. On average, gastric bypass weight loss is around 60% of the patient’s extra weight – this results in a healthier lifestyle with reduced risk from comorbidities. If the patients follow the aftercare and dieting instructions carefully, they can reach their best outcome and maintain it more easily.
Is There A Gastric Bypass Alternative? Yes, there are many types of bariatric surgery, including lap band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery as alternative treatments to gastric bypass procedure.
Gastric Bypass Vs. Gastric Sleeve – What Is the Difference? In gastric sleeve surgery, a large part of the stomach is surgically removed and the surgeon gives the new stomach the appearance of a "sleeve."
Gastric Bypass Vs. Lap Band – What Is the Difference? Gastric lap band surgery uses a band to divide the stomach into two portions. In this procedure, the stomach is not stapled or changed in any way - the lap band creates a blockage in the upper stomach, helping the patient eat less.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content teamin July, 2019.