Laparoscopic or Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery is a procedure that treats obesity-related health problems through food restriction and malabsorption.
If you choose laparoscopic surgery, it is performed through small incisions using special tools and does not require surgeons to open your entire abdominal wall. Recovery is quicker with laparoscopic surgery and you will likely experience less pain than if you choose open surgery.
Weight loss is generally rapid within the first six months. Gastric bypass surgery is considered successful at about 60 to 70 percent excess weight lost.