Gastric Bypass surgery has gained popularity in recent year. Overweight people who have tried many forms of weight loss with no success will often use this surgery as a last result to remove dangerous pounds. Weight loss procedures like gastric bypass, LAP Band, gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy are considered elective surgeries and despite their common occurrences, they still carry a risk for death and/or serious injury should something go wrong.
While all of these elective weight loss surgeries are fairly commonplace, gastric bypass is the most common. The procedure can be minimally evasive with only short recovery time needed. Doctors take a loop of bowel and bypass a large section of the stomach. Using a smaller pouch of stomach leaves the patient feeling fuller with smaller portions and increases weight loss.
There are several different types of gastric bypass surgery options. These include: