Gastric bypass surgery is a kind of surgery that is aimed to help you to lose weight by changing your stomach and small intestine to be smaller. You can feel full with less amount of food. It is shrunk your stomach. You will not eat as much food as you used to take before the surgery. The doctor will bypass or re route a part of your digestive system to prevent your body from absorbing as much food as before in this surgery. This therefore means that your body will not get all the calories from the food you take.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Type
They are two types of this surgery, open surgery and laparoscopy. The surgeon makes a big surgical cut to open your belly on the open surgery. He does the bypass by working on your small intestine and stomach. The doctor makes 4-6 cuts in your belly and passes the camera through these cuts on the laparoscopy surgery. Then, he connects the camera to a video monitor. He can look into your belly through the video monitor. He then does the bypass using thin surgical instruments using the other cuts. The results of these two types of surgeries are the same regardless of whether it was open or laparoscopy surgery.