Bariatric / Obesity Surgery

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass, which is a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive surgery techniques. This is the most frequently performed bariatric procedure in patients with high-risk obesity across the world. In this procedure, a small stomach pouch helps with caloric restriction is created by means of stapling. The remaining stomach is not removed but is completely stapled, shut and divided from the lower stomach pouch. The outlet from this newly formed pouch empties into the lower portion of the jejunum, thus bypassing calorie absorption and the duodenum. To this end, the small intestine is divided beyond the duodenum and a connection with the new, smaller stomach pouch is constructed. The length of either segment of the intestine determines the level of malabsorption.

Gastric Bypass