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What happens after weight loss surgery? What should you eat? Take this quiz to learn about bariatric surgery. Are you a candidate?
Weight Loss Surgery: What to Expect
Are you considering weight loss (bariatic) surgery? WebMD helps you know what makes you a good candidate and the pros and cons of...
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How Long Does Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery Take?
Gastric bypass surgery is a weight loss procedure that takes about two to three hours. In this surgery, usually reserved for morbidly obese people who haven't responded to diet and exercise, a surgeon makes changes to the stomach and small intestine to alter the way you absorb and digest the food.
Are Gastric Bypasses Reversible?
Gastric bypass or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operations are reversible, but the reversal procedure is risky. The attempt to reverse the bypass to normal anatomy can cause rare but serious complications. The parts of the stomach and small intestine can be put together again but their function will never be quite the same.