Laparoskopischer Magenbypass

The laparoscopic gastric bypass

The laparoscopic gastric bypass

For many years, gastric bypass surgery had been part of the classical sleeve gastrectomy, especially in the USA, and is suitable for patients with a BMI of more than 35. This technique is generally very successful, however increasingly displaced by sleeve gastrectomy surgery. This surgery is also performed using a minimally invasive technicque. In doing so, the stomach is being closed and severed just below the oesophagus with staplers. A link between the small intestine and the small preserved part of the intestine ensures the transport of food into the small intestine. The stomach is thus bypassed and lies in the “bypass”. In essence, the amount of food is significantly reduced by means of the bypass, as is the case with the gastric sleeve. Compared to the sleeve gastrectomy surgery this surgery method has a few disadvantages. As a rule, after a bypass surgery, lifelong intake of food supplements, such as vitamins and minerals, is necessary.

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