Gastric bypass is a type of weight-loss surgery that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine.
After gastric bypass, swallowed food will go into this small pouch of the stomach and then directly into the small intestine, thereby bypassing most of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine.
Am I a Good Candidate for Gastric Bypass?
If your BMI greater than 40, or BMI of 35-39.9 with one of the obesity-related health problems, you are a good candidate for Gastric Sleeve Operation.
Obesity relates health problems are Hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Fatty liver disease, or Hyperlipidemia. Gastric Sleeve is performed on women and men.