What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric Bypass Surgery first divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger, lower "remnant" pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to allow both pouches to stay connected to it. Surgeons have developed several different ways to reconnect the intestine.

Any Gastric Bypass Surgery leads to a marked reduction in the functional volume of the stomach, accompanied by an altered physiological and psychological response to food. The resulting weight loss, typically dramatic, markedly reduces comorbidities.


What are the alternatives to Gastric Bypass Surgery?

There are a number of alternatives to Gastric Bypass Surgery. These can be explored on the What are Obesity Treatments? page.

For more information about other alternatives, contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr Tony Patiniotis.  





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