This type of surgery is a stapling procedure in which 80% of the stomach is removed surgically. This results in a pouch that is approximately 100 cc in volume. Working along with the same principles as the other restrictive procedures, limiting the amount of food intake leads to an earlier feeling of satiety.
Additionally, the portion of the stomach that is removed, holds the majority of cells in the body that produce the hormone called Ghrelin that is associated with hunger.
This procedure leads to approximately 70-80% of excess weight loss in 12-18 months.
Gastric bypass surgery is considered a gold standard procedure for weight loss. Highly recommended especially for those who have diabetes. The surgeon seals the stomach by cutting across the top of the stomach. The remaining pouch is about the size of a walnut and can hold only about an ounce of food. Next step, the surgeon cuts the small intestine and attaches a part of it directly onto the remaining pouch. Then the food goes into this small pouch of stomach and then directly into the small intestine attached to it.
Duration of the procedure = 60-90 minutes
Success rate = 95
Length of stay in hospital = 3-4 days
Weight loss surgery improves fertility and makes childbirth safer for both the mother and baby. It is advised to avoid pregnancy until 18 months after surgery.
Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery In Delhi, (India) has proven to be effective in achieving permanent weight loss with minimal complications. Surgical weight loss increases life span and is cost effective too.