• Gastric Band

    Gastric Band

  • Gastric Bypass

    Gastric Bypass

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Gastric Balloon

    Gastric Balloon

  • Surgery for Diabeties

    Surgery for Diabetes

  • Metabolic Surgery

    Metabolic Surgery

  • Comorbidities of Obesity

    Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Gastric Banding :: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Sleeve Gastrectomy :: Bilio Pancreatic Diversion (BPD)

This is a combined procedure of restriction and malabsorption where a small stomach pouch is created to restrict food intake. Next, 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 bypass reduces the absorption of nutrients and thereby reduces the calorie intake.

Advantages:

  • Almost always performed laparoscopically, leading to quick recovery and return to work
  • Majority of the patients stay in the hospital for a day or two
  • Majority of the comorbidity is either cured or improved significantly
  • Excess weight loss of 70-80% in 1-2 years’ time
  • Improvement in quality of life

Disadvantages:

  • Permanent procedure 
  • Minimal morbidity
  • Need to take multivitamins and calcium 
Gastric Bypass