Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is performed in different forms for over three decades and is still considered the gold standard of bariatric surgery. Laparoscopic gastric bypass is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from diabetes mellitus and GERD. Laparoscopic gastric bypass in the hands of experienced surgeons offers superb outcomes with excellent quality of life and food satisfaction.


The main characteristics of the gastric bypass are:
  • Creation of the gastric pouch (about 1/10 size of the original stomach)
  • Bypass of about 10-15% of the proximal small intestine
  • Anastomosis (hook-up) of the gastric pouch with the small intestine and the portion of the bypassed stomach with another area of the small intestine.
  • Nothing is removed and original anatomy can be restored
  • Weight loss is achieved by a combination of calorie restriction and malabsorption
  • Based on Dr. Raftopoulos’ experience you will lose on average 75% of your excess weight.
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass is the best procedure for those who suffer from diabetes mellitus and GERD.

The average operative time is 3 hours, the average hospital stay is 1 day and return to work is anticipated in 1-3 weeks.

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