Gastric Bypass Surgery

At Al Emadi Hospital in Qatar, Gastric Bypass is a type of weight loss surgery used for the treatment of obesity. It is a combination of both restriction and malabsorption. Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. The procedure is performed to restrict food intake and reduce calorie and nutrient absorption. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most performed gastric bypass surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery in Qatar

In Gastric Bypass Surgery, the surgeon creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach. The pouch will be the only receiver of food, which will reduce food intake to a significant amount. A cut is made in the small intestine below the stomach, which is then joined with the pouch. Food flows directly from the pouch into this part of the intestine. The main part of the stomach, however, continues to make digestive juices. This type of surgery reduces the volume of the stomach, but it also aims to by-pass a part of the intestines so that a portion of the nutrients is discarded without being absorbed. In effect, patients feel full of smaller amounts of food and can only absorb a portion of their nutrient intake

In Gastric Bypass Surgery in Qatar, the pouch is disconnected from the stomach and the first part of the small intestine known as duodenum is connected to a part of the small intestine called as jejunum which is a little bit far down. After surgery, food is passed to jejunum via the stomach, bypassing the duodenum.

After this weight loss surgery in Qatar, the patient is not supposed to eat for 1-2 days, which results in proper healing of the stomach and digestive system. The patient is then told to follow a strict diet for 12 weeks. Initially, the patient is kept on a liquid diet followed by soft food and then regular food. One may have limitations on the amount of food and the type of food and drink. Frequent medical check-ups are done after this weight loss surgery. The patient may feel changes in the body, as it undergoes quick weight loss in 3-6 months. Body ache, cold, dry skin, mood swing, hair loss are some common symptoms after surgery.

A patient can lose up 70% of weight in 18 months with this surgery. This procedure helps in curing type 2 diabetes. Patients’ hormones will be adjusted through weight loss which will ultimately increase testosterone and improve metabolism. Once the weight is reduced it becomes easier for patients to do regular exercise and maintain a healthy diet which further increases the chances of more weight loss.


  • Good Weight loss results. About 50% of it happens in the first 6 months. It helps in curing some diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, sleep apnea, and heartburn which are related to weight loss. These improvements in health bless patient with quality life and good mental health.
  • Studies have found that many people keep most of the weight off for 10 years or longer.


  • It affects the amount of food absorption by the body, and that puts you at risk for not getting enough nutrients. The loss of calcium and iron could lead to osteoporosis and anaemia, so you must take supplements regularly.