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Gastric Bypass Surgery - Costa Rica Newlook

Gastric bypass surgery is the most commonly performed operation for weight loss surgery in Costa Rica and in the United States.

Gastric bypass surgery has been performed since the 1960's and numerous good studies have proven it to be highly effective for weight loss.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has endorsed the gastric bypass surgery as a safe and effective weight loss operation.

Gastric bypass surgery involves constructing a very small stomach pouch (15cc or 1/2oz) and making a connection between the small stomach pouch and the intestine using a Roux-en-Y limb of intestine.

When food is consumed, it quickly fills the small stomach pouch, satisfying hunger. Over time, the food empties from the pouch into the intestine.

Weight loss occurs primarily because the small stomach pouch restricts the quantity of food that can be consumed.

Before you decide to have gastric bypass surgery in Costa Rica, think carefully about your expectations and you can discuss with us all your questions before making any decisions.