Gastric Bypass Procedure

Gastric Bypass Procedure

Gastric Bypass Surgery is generally performed on a patient with a BMI (body mass index) of 45 or higher and who also has type 1 diabetes.  This procedure usually takes about 90 minutes, or longer.  This procedure is extremely beneficial, and patients statistically lose 60-80% of their excess body weight in under two years.




The Mini Gastric Bypass reduces the size of your stomach, which will reduce the amount you can't eat, it also reduces the absorption of what food you eat, by bypassing a portion of your intestines.  This is called a dual-stage approach, and it has statistically been highly effective when the patient has changed their eating and lifestyle habits.  You will feel fuller faster, and absorption of food is reduced.  When the food is rerouted, the food stream will create changes in the gut hormones which will lead to satisfaction after eating, will suppress the hunger cravings, and will reverse the primary mechanism which Obesity can cause type 2 diabetes.




    ▪    You will absorb fewer calories from the food you eat.
    ▪    It is a known cure for Diabetes caused by Obesity
    ▪    You will lose 60-80% of your Excess Body Fat
    ▪    Reduced Hunger Pains
    ▪    No need for an implementation of a medical device into the body such as a Lapband
    ▪    It does not require adjustments or fills





"There are two components to the procedure. First, a small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce or 30 milliliters in volume, is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Next, the first portion of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch. The procedure is completed by connecting the top portion of the divided small intestine to the small intestine further down so that the stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and first portion of small intestine will eventually mix with the food."
 -Taken directly from the Pompeii Surgical page, reference for more information on procedures.




The risks to consider about this case are a little more complicated than other procedures.  The Gastric Bypass is an extremely effective procedure and is the best option for many considering Bariatric Surgery.  However, there are risks, as with any surgical procedure.

This procedure can potentially result in long-term vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  B12, Iron, Calcium, and Folate are the focus.  In most cases, this can be maintained with dietary recommendations to supplement, life long vitamin and mineral supplement ingestion, and following up with your doctor.

This is something you should speak with the staff at Pompeii surgical about to get all of the information you need in regards to your concerns about this matter.