Gastric bypass is considered a gold standard in weight loss surgery. The principle behind this procedure is that it limits food intake and reduces food absorption. By removing a portion of the gastric pouch, the quantity of food intake is greatly limited. Furthermore, the absorption of food in the digestive tract is also reduced due to gastric bypass surgery.
This minimally invasive procedure known as laparoscopic surgery involves the insertion of a high resolution video camera and surgery tools through 5 to 6 small incisions that will be made on the abdomen.
The surgery will use tools to cut and sew the top portion of the stomach, which will separate the bottom portion of the stomach to create a small gastric pouch. The small pouch will limit food intake and will then be connected to a section of the small intestine to reduce the absorption of calories and nutrients.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are applied. Surgical wounds will shrink significantly. Feelings of pain will be decreased gradually as well. Waterproof dressings are used, allowing the patient to shower without changing dressings.