This is the most complex type of bariatric surgery. How it works: the surgeon staples the stomach, creating a bag in the upper section that works as the main stomach. Subsequently, the small intestine is cut and joined with the stomach pouch created. This causes food to skip most of the stomach and upper small intestine.
Pros and Cons of Gastric Bypass Surgery
- More weight loss than the gastric band.
- No foreign materials are inserted in the body.
- Severe shortage of vitamins and multinutrients.
- Problems related to surgery.