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Gastric Bypass

Malabsorption surgery, it is an anatomical modification of the digestive system, in order to limit the amount of food that can be eaten, making the patient feel full after ingesting small amounts.


The surgery is normally performed using a small camera that is placed on the abdomen. A section of the stomach is made, creating a reservoir or "gastric pouch" that is, the small intestine will be connected to the reservoir in order to decrease the absorption of ingested food. Creating two ways to lose weight, one of them is by food restriction and the other by absorption.


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Well this depends on each of the patients but the approximate time is in the first week after surgery.


Weight loss after surgery varies from person to person. Most patients manage to reduce between 70 and 80% of excess weight within 2 years out from surgery.

The results are almost immediate, but the time to achieve a more noticeable weight loss is approximately 12 to 18 months, depending on the discipline of each patient.


Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient's health, however this surgery (bypass) can be performed in adolescents as well as in patients older than 55 years with excellent results, and with a great beneficial impact. in the patient's health.


The surgery time is approximately 2 hrs.


Hospital stay will be 2 nights.


More than 70 to 80% of patients with hypertension may dispense with medications in the short term and more than 90% of patients with non-insulin-dependent type II diabetes may also discontinue them. Like complications of obesity, they will dramatically improve or disappear such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, fatigue, psychological problems, and difficulty breathing (dyspnea).


Yes, it is possible, but the success of the surgery depends on the commitment of each patient, but the surgery alone helps you lose between 70% and 80% of your body weight.


Likewise, it is necessary for the patient to change his eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.


 Lab work will be done on arrival   

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Depending on age and Up on request by the surgeon *

Chest X-ray - Up on request by the surgeon*

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