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Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery

Leparoscopic Surgery Training

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery (LRYGB)

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery This is the most common and successful weight loss surgical procedure. It works on the principle of decreasing the amount of food intake and reducing absorption of nutrients. A small stomach pouch is created to restrict intake , sealing it off from the rest of the stomach. Then a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the lower stomach, the duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine), and the first portion of the jejunum (the second segment of the small intestine). This reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.


Benefits of Gastric Bypass

  • Effectively controls food intake thus resulting in rapid weight loss
  • It is a reversible procedure.

It is the 'Gold standard' weight loss procedure.


Risks associated with Gastric Bypass

  • Leak of staple line
  • Hemorrhage
  • Ulcers
  • Dumping Syndrome
  • Person can re-gain some weight if dietary changes are not followed in long term