Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

  • This is the most common bariatric procedure.
  • First we create a small stomach pouch with staples
  • This restricts food intake.
  • Then we attach a Y- shaped section of the small intestine to the pouch to allow food to bypass the first and second segments of the small intestine.
  • This reduces your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and calories. The patient can go home on 3rd or 4th day.
  • It induces the excess weight loss 80% at the end of 1 ½ - 2years.

Significant weight loss

  • As a result of gastric bypass, patients typically lose 61.6% of excess weight in the first year following surgery.
  • At least two thirds of patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery are able to keep off at least 50% of their excess weight for 10 years or longer.

Improved health

One study found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of serious health problems (type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.) of participating patients by 96%.

Health Problem

% of Gastric Bypass Patients

Type 2 Diabetes Resolved


High Blood Pressure Resolved


High Cholesterol Improved


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resolved



Reduced Healthcare costs

A recent study showed that bariatric surgery pays for itself in about 2 years. One important reason is that weight loss surgery may help to improve or resolve conditions associated with obesity, such as type II diabetes and high cholesterol, 9 so patients save money on related prescription drugs, doctor visits, and hospital visits.

Quality of life Improvements

Clinical studies of laparoscopic bariatric surgery patients found that they felt better, spent more time doing recreational and physical activities, benefited from enhanced productivity and economic opportunities, and had more self-confidence than they did prior to surgery.