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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

 

In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch using a stapling device and attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the pouch.  This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine.  By creating a smaller stomach pouch, a gastric bypass limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, so you feel full sooner and stay full longer.  By bypassing a portion of the small intestine, your body also absorbs fewer calories.  As you eat less food and absorb fewer calories, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy.  This procedure is done laparoscopically by Dr. Eggl therefore minimizing the recovery time for the patient.