Gastric bypass surgery is the procedure of cutting the stomach into large and small sections to shrink the size of the stomach, according to WebMD. The procedure allows patients to feel full faster, forcing them to eat l... More » Health

While gastric bypass surgery results in rapid weight loss, it has some risks, including a difficulty in the body absorbing the nutrients it needs for health, dumping syndrome and in rare instances, death, according to th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

According to Denise Mann for WebMD, gastric bypass surgery causes patients to change their eating habits permanently. This usually entails consuming several small meals every day and strictly pacing the intake of food to... More »

A blood clot in the legs or lung, infection in the incision, or a leak from the stomach into the abdominal cavity or location where the intestine is connected resulting in peritonitis, are risks of gastric bypass surgery... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

The amount of time it takes to recover from gastric bypass surgery depends on the patient's health and the type of surgery performed. Normal recovery times vary from two to six weeks before patients are able to get back ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

The difference between gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery is that most of the stomach is removed in gastric sleeve surgery, but it is not removed in gastric bypass surgery, according to the American Society for Me... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

A triple bypass heart surgery involves grafting blood vessels from other locations in the body to bypass blocked or narrowed sections of the coronary artery, according to WebMD. This procedure is usually an open-heart su... More »