Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is a well studied and effective weight loss operation that works by restricting the stomach and bypassing a portion of small intestine.  We partition the stomach into two parts:  a small functioning upper “pouch” and a disconnected lower “remnant” stomach. The pouch allows for restriction, limiting the amount of food you can eat.  A length of small bowel is attached to this pouch to re-establish the digestive tract.

Typical Results

With gastric bypass, rapid weight loss typically occurs in the first 6-9 months with continued significant weight loss over 18 – 24 months when patients follow the recommended lifestyle changes.  Clinical studies show the weight loss averages around 70% of excess weight.  Results vary based on many factors including individual health, diet and exercise commitment, weight before surgery, and age.