This technique works mainly by malabsorption or reduction of digestion.
The stomach is cut in half. The upper part of the stomach is then connected to the last 3 meters of the small intestine. Nothing is removed during this technique and is therefore entirely reversible. The advantage of this technique is that people can eat normally, and a large part of the food is lost due to malabsorption. This procedure has the disadvantage that useful foods such as vitamins and proteins can also be lost. This can cause intestinal problems (fatty stools). Although 8 out of 10 patients are doing well after this surgery, the intervention still needs to be repaired in 15% of cases due to important side-effects (low proteins and loss of vitamins). Therefore, this surgery is exceptionally carried out as a 1st procedure and is generally reserved when other options are not possible.
As we no longer promote this procedure, we do not present the advantages and disadvantages / complications of this procedure.
For those who want more information on this procedure, you can download the separate PDF with the complete explanation of the technique and treatment of the side effects.