Gastric Banding with the Lap-Band® System

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233 Main South Road
Morphett Vale SA 5162

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Ashford Hospital
Anzac Highway SA 5035

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Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass involves a small pouch being created at the top of the stomach by dividing the stomach.  The small bowel then is joined to this pouch to bypass the stomach and the upper small bowel. This restricts the amount that can be eaten before experiencing discomfort and bypasses the major site in the bowel of food absorption. This is a permanent procedure, which cannot be reversed without major surgery. Gastric bypass has long been the gold standard for weight loss surgery and is still the most commonly performed weight loss operation in the US, although its frequency in the US is decreasing while the frequency of lap band surgery is increasing.

Potential advantages of the Gastric Bypass include

Concerns about the Gastric Bypass include

Potential long term complications including pouch stretching, small bowel ulcers where the stomach joins the bowel and bowel blockage due to internal hernia
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