Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
SPECIALIZING IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE TECHNIQUES LIKE LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY.
Understanding the Gastric Bypass Operation
Gastric bypass surgery involves constructing a very small stomach pouch (15cc or 1/2oz) and making a connection between the small stomach pouch and the intestine using a Roux-en-Y limb of intestine (see diagram). When food is consumed, it quickly fills the small stomach pouch, satisfying hunger. Over time, the food empties from the pouch into the intestine. Weight loss occurs primarily because the small stomach pouch restricts the quantity of food that can be consumed.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery can be done through an open incision or laparoscopically. Laparoscopic gastric bypass results in less pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, less scarring, and fewer wound complications. Surgeon training and experience, however, are necessary to achieve good results with laparoscopic gastric bypass.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Links
The Internet links below are some of the sites dedicated to providing
information to the public about gastric bypass surgery.