bypass, performed at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, is both a
restrictive and mal absorptive procedure. The stomach is made
smaller (30 cc) and the small bowel is made shorter. This
procedure is also done laproscopically and usually requires the
patients to stay two to three days at the hospital.
Food passes from the esophagus into the smaller pouch, then into
the bypassed section of the bowel (jejunum) which decreases
absorption. Digestive juices from the stomach, liver, and
pancreas pass through the duodenum and jejunum and mix in the
limb, the food then passes through the rest of the bowel and is
excreted. This procedure is not reversible and produces a rapid
Surgical Weight Loss home.