Gastric bypass surgery is a type of weight loss surgery in which some changes are made in the digestive system of the patient. These changes result in;
- lesser consumption of food by the patient as compared to earlier
- lesser absorption of the nutrients in the patient’s body
Gastric bypass surgery and related weight loss surgeries are performed only when the weight of the patient cannot be controlled by exercise or diet, or when the patient has some serious medical health problems due to obesity like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure etc. There are various types of weight loss surgeries which are collectively known as bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is the gold standard among all bariatric surgeries and is performed very often. It has excellent safety profile and fewer complications. The patient is asked to follow a healthy lifestyle and proper diet to ensure the long-term success of the bariatric surgeries.