Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass


Laparoscopic gastric bypass is becoming arguably the most popular obesity surgical procedure. It can be an effective weight loss surgical option. This is because this procedure works in two ways – being restrictive and malabsorptive.

The procedure is generally referred to as the roux en y gastric bypass and it actually has an enviable pedigree. When it was first performed, the initial approach was the open one which meant the tummy had to be opened up using a wide incision….

…..but things have moved on since the early days of the gastric bypass operation.

Younger bariatric surgeons always believed, there was a better way of performing the operation. Through carefully controlled research and development, the laparoscopic gastric bypass was born in the late 1980s and early 1990s and it has evolved since then.  

Hence the latest approach has gone the keyhole route where very small incisions are made on the tummy to perform the operation. This method is the laparoscopic gastric bypass and performing the operation by this route has two main advantages:

I have written extensively about roux en y gastric bypass surgery (both the open approach and the laparoscopic approach) on another page on this website – how it is done, advantages, benefits, risks and complications, what to expect and lots more.

Go here to read more and get all the facts about laparoscopic gastric bypass.

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