What is Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery?

During a Gastric Bypass, the stomach is divided, a small pouch is made, and the the intestine is re-routed to bypass not only the bigger portion of the stomach, but also part of the small bowel. It is a restrictive and a malabsorptive procedure.

A patient ends up losing about 65% to 75% of excess body weight in a year and a half. The gastric bypass has been around since the 1970s. It’s a safe procedure and many patients have been very successful.

Dr. Dennis Fernandez, Huntsville, AL, does this surgery using the da Vinci robot because it offers a safer and more precise surgery.

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