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Bypass is a type of bariatric surgery that reduces the volume of the stomach and alters the path of food through the digestive system.
Food passes directly into the middle section of the small intestine, bypassing the stomach and upper part of the digestive tract.
Gastric bypass surgery is recommended when the patient is obese, and has not been able to achieve a satisfactory weight loss despite a healthy diet and adequate physical activity.
3 to 4 days before the operation, your surgeon will ask you to start a pre-surgery diet based on soup, yogurt and compote... The goal is to reduce the size of your liver.
The procedure is done laparoscopically. The surgeon divides the top of the stomach from the rest to create a small pouch of about 30 milliliters in volume.
Then the small intestine is divided, and the lower end of the intestine is lifted and connected to the newly created small pouch of the stomach.
The procedure is completed by connecting the upper part of the divided small intestine to the lower small intestine so that stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the stomach and the first part of the small intestine eventually mix with the food.
The bypass is done under general anesthesia and lasts on average 2 hours.
The post-surgery period is not very painful and only requires analgesics.
A detailed program to resume regular feeding will be provided.:
- 5 days of liquid food are recommended.
- Followed by 5 days of soft food.
- After that, 5 days of mixed food can be consumed.
It is necessary to wait for one year to see the final result, which is a loss of 70% of the excess weight.