During gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is divided to make a smaller pouch. This smaller pouch is then attached to a portion of the intestine, bypassing the larger stomach and the first part of the smaller intestine.
How does this approach work?
As this surgery changes the absorption rate of food into your body, as well as decreasing the amount that you can eat, you may lose significant amounts of weight.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
Results vary, but the average patient can expect to lose 50 to 90 percent of excess weight in the 12 to 18 months after surgery.
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