A small gastric pouch (new stomach) is created from the top of the stomach by using a staple device. Small bowel cut and joined to the new pouch to allow food to enter in to the remaining digestive tract. The remaining small bowel is attached further down.
This is considered as the gold standard weight loss operation. Gastric bypass is both restrictive and also adds small element of malabsorption (decreases the absorption of food). Gastric bypass is proven to be more effective in patients with diabetes with long term remission.
It is also effective in patients with gastrooesophageal reflux disease. Gastric bypass surgery is a preferred choice of operation in patients with snacking habits and sweet eaters.
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