Clínica Rotger

Bariatric surgery

  • Laparoscopic bariatic surgery (gastric bypass)


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


    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.