Questions and answers on the Omega-Loop gastric bypass
The Omega-Loop is a gastric bypass surgery separating a major part of the stomach and the small intestine from your digestive tract. The smaller stomach portion is connected directly with the small intestine. The duodenum and the first section of the small intestine are thereby bypassed, so that the digestive juices mix later with ingested food (chime), thus reducing intake of nutrients.
It is generally advisable to keep to a sensible diet. Since the bypassed segment would have been in charge of uptake of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, these nutrients will have to be supplemented to your diet. After the gastric bypass surgery, there may be a higher sensitivity to alcohol since it arrives to the liver quicker. Therefore, regular drinking of alcohol is not advised.
Experience shows that, over the first two years after surgery, it is possible to lose 50% - 70% of the excess weight.
Duration of surgery is approx. 90 minutes.
If conservative methods of weight reduction have been unsuccessful, this surgery is an effective alternative.