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Gastric Bypass

In a gastric bypass procedure, a bariatric surgeon creates a new gastric pouch at the bottom of your esophagus. The pouch uses a small part of your stomach that is then connected to your small intestine. The remainder of the stomach is sealed off.

By significantly reducing the stomach size, it can still function as normal, but will only hold a small amount of food. You will still be able to receive the nutrients you need, but your brain will get signals of fullness much faster, and the amount of food you can consume will become smaller.

Most gastric bypass surgeries are done laparoscopically, which means a tiny camera and instruments are inserted through small incisions in the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery is usually a better option than traditional open surgery because it offers reduced recovery times and complications.

Previous Page Last Review Date: January 5, 2018
Gastric Bypass Team
Erica R. Podolsky, MD, FASMBS

Erica R. Podolsky, MD, FASMBS

Bariatrics, General Surgery
Delray Beach 33445
Ariel Rodriguez Pimentel, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Ariel Rodriguez Pimentel, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatrics, General Surgery
Boynton Beach 33472