The ‘Gold Standard’ of all bariatric procedures.
As the name gastric bypass implies, this surgical procedure is designed to allow food to “bypass” much of the digestive tract. Food is routed past most of the stomach as well as the first part of the small intestine. During this procedure, the surgeon modifies the stomach so that the patient will only be able to consume a small amount of food at any one time. In addition to accomplishing this, the bypass procedure also reduces caloric absorption. As a result, most patients experience dramatic weight loss following bypass surgery.