This procedure, till date, is considered as the ‘gold standard’ among weight loss procedures. It involves creation of a gastric pouch, which is completely separated from the remainder of stomach, and is re-attached to the small intestine. There is another additional attachment (anastamosis) between two loops of the small intestine to facilitate the flow of food material. Due to the component of mal-absorption, some may experience deficiency in vitamins, calcium, iron etc. These components can be supplemented successfully to avoid such issues.
Regardless of the procedure performed, the efficacy of these surgical procedures is currently unquestionable. The picture below suggests the significant improvement in quality of life after such surgeries.