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Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass procedure is a type of bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery designed to reduce your food intake if you have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise.

Gastric bypass can greatly improve the quality of life not only because of an improvement in appearance and an increase in mobility, but also because it can reduce the number and severity of health problems that overweight people are prone to suffer, such as diabetes and heart/circulation problems. Increasingly, the surgery is covered by gastric bypass insurance from both public and private insurers.

It is a complex procedure performed under general anesthesia you sleep through it. Time in surgery is approximately one to four hours, followed by a one- to seven-day stay in the hospital.

(Two additional forms of weight loss surgery that do not involve a bypass are Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and Adjustable Band.)

 

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