Gastric bypass surgery makes your stomach smaller. It helps you lose weight by altering how your stomach and small intestine will handle the food you consume. You will feel less fuller as the food you eat will not be absorbed by stomach or your small intestine.
Gastric bypass is one of the most common and successful weight loss procedures. The long term outcomes of this procedure are well researched and documented and today it is one of the most common and successful weight loss procedures.It is called as “The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB)” and is considered as the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery. It should not be confused with other types of bypasses. The gastric bypass works by creating a small stomach pouch which restricts high intake of food and facilitates significantly smaller meals, which translates into less calories consumed. A major portion of the stomach and a part of the small intestine is bypassed( i.e. food does not enter this portion) which causes malabsorption of food thus leading to lesser calories absorption.
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