Rapid initial weight loss
Higher total average weight loss than with other bariatric surgeries
Minimally invasive approach is possible
Longest-used technique in the U.S.
Cutting and stapling of the stomach and bowel are required
Medical complications may arise due to nutritional deficiencies
Extremely difficult to reverse
High risk of complications during surgery than with other procedures
Higher mortality rate than with other weight loss surgical procedures
Reduced absorption of essential nutrients
Hair thinning or loss
Loss of taste or appetite
It’s extremely important to discuss the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery with your surgeon. You may also attend one of our seminars with family and friends to understand it better. To learn more about gastric bypass, attend a seminar or view a seminar online.