How Gastric Bypass Helps You Lose Weight
Gastric bypass is considered a “metabolic” procedure because it changes how your body absorbs fat, calories and nutrients. This metabolic change occurs because your gastrointestinal tract is altered when your gastric bypass surgeon attaches the smaller section of your stomach directly to your small intestine. As a result, your appetite changes and you feel full faster.
Minimally Invasive Gastric Bypass Surgery
Your surgeon may use different devices such as magnets or robotic surgery to reduce the number of incisions needed to perform gastric bypass. This minimally invasive surgery approach:
- Shortens your hospital stay (typically one night)
- Leaves small scars
- Helps you recover quickly and with less pain