This is most frequently performed obesity operation in the world today. With 140,000 morbid obesity operations performed in the US last year (most of them were stomach bypass cases). It is currently the gold standard obesity operation and when ever a new procedure arises, its success should be compared to the stomach bypass results were it gives very good short and long term results for weight control together with a very good life style and a comfortable eating habits. The operation is also accompanied with less hunger sensation than other operation is. It is very effective whether the patient likes sweets or regular food. Performing the operation laparoscopically since 1993 helped to tremendously boast the popularity of the operation were the approach added ease and comfort and early recovery to the already present advantages of the gold standard operation. The operation requires vitamin supplementation to avoid anemia. But with its great life style, great weight loss it is very unusual to have it reversed.
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