Another Laparoscopic procedure to lose weight (Bariatric surgery) performed on the stomach and the small intestine as well. Though it requires more skill to perform, it is considered as the Gold Standard in weight loss or bariatric surgery.
It started more than half a century ago, but gained popularity and success only after laparoscopy got well established.
Here the stomach is divided into a small and large pouch using staplers. The smaller pouch which is approximately 30ml is then joined to the intestine, bypassing the remaining larger portion of the stomach along with approx 70 to 100cms of the small intestine. Hence, the name gastric bypass. This procedure is very effective in weight loss and more so in the long term maintenance of weight. Besides this, the gastric bypass also helps in resolving obesity associated comorbidities like, Type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, weight related joint pains, obesity related infertility etc.
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