What Happens During Surgery?
Gastric bypass changes the anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract by reducing the size of the stomach and altering the path food takes. Our doctors use a laparoscopic technique, which is a less invasive method with fewer scars, a shorter hospital stay, and quicker recovery times. Surgery is performed with the patient under anesthesia.
During the procedure, Dr. Doucette and Dr. Foreman will divide the stomach into an upper and lower portion. They will create a smaller stomach and bypass the lower stomach and upper intestine. They will connect the smaller, upper part of the stomach to the middle of the small intestine. The stomach is left smaller and the digestive tract shorter. As a result, after surgery, patients will feel full faster because there is less room for food and have less hunger as a result of the changes in hunger hormones.