Clínica Rotger

Bariatric surgery

  • Laparoscopic bariatic surgery (gastric bypass)

    DEFINITION:  

    Bariatric surgery consists of surgically reducing the stomach capacity to restrict food intake and promote weight reduction.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Bariatric surgery is performed by laparoscopy, which requires small incisions (usually about 1 cm) to introduce the instruments. 

    There are several techniques to achieve weight loss. Sometimes the reduction of the stomach capacity is combined with a reconstruction of the intestinal transit to achieve an effect of food malabsorption.

    Bariatric surgery usually lasts between 3 and 5 hours.