How does the gastric bypass work?

Gastric Bypass is major abdominal surgery. In the average patient the surgery takes 90 minutes to 2 hours. Most patients are in the hospital 2-3 days. The surgery involves the baratric doctor reducing the size of the stomach from 32 ounces to about 2 ounces.

Detailed info at our Gastric Bypass procedure page https://gsbwc.com/garden-state-bariatrics-wellness-center/bariatric-procedures/gastric-bypass-surgery/

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