Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass


Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery is a weight loss surgery option. It functions by making your stomach physically smaller, so you will be full faster when eating.

What is it

This procedure involves several small incisions on the abdomen, through which a surgeon is able to laparoscopically staple part of the stomach together to make the stomach smaller in size. The stitches then limit the amount of food intake, because it makes the stomach smaller. This procedure is used for weight loss.

How to prepare

You may be asked to stop taking certain medications before surgery. You will need to stop eating and drinking ahead of time. There may be medications prescribed by your doctor to take leading up to the procedure.

What happens during the process

During the surgery, a laparoscope and tools for the surgery are inserted through small incisions made in the abdomen. Your stomach will be divided by stapling it, creating a small pouch from your stomach that becomes the only part of your stomach for food in the future. Part of your intestine is redirected to the smaller part of your stomach (pouch) so that your digestive tract only includes the smaller part of your stomach.

Risks and Complications

  • Injury to parts of the digestive tract during surgery
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Complications, such as blockage, in the digestive tract


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