Dr. Carson Liu describes the laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery which creates a sensation of being full and inhibits someone from eating too much food.
Laparoscopic gastric bypass is very similar in the sense that we create a stomach about the same size as that’s above the band, about the size of a golf ball, and we bypass the beginning part of the small intestine. What it does, it basically creates a sensation of being full and inhibits the person from eating a lot of volume of food.
The other great thing about the gastric bypass is that you cannot eat very greasy foods and you cannot eat very sweet food, otherwise you will get this thing called dumping syndrome. And dumping syndrome is a syndrome of symptoms and one of it, one of the most common is diarrhea. But some people can have vomiting. Other people can have flushing, heart palpitations, abdominal pains have lasted for about six hours. And this really keeps that patient in a straight and narrow path on their diet because they do not want to cheat on their diet if they have a gastric bypass.
About Dr. Carson Liu, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Liu received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his internship, residencies and research fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. In 1998, Dr. Liu was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA Medical School where he continued to hone his skills in clinical practice, teaching and research. Dr. Liu has conducted extensive research and is widely published in the fields of Bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery; he is nationally recognized in his field and has lectured extensively to professional societies on these subjects. Dr. Liu is board certified in General Surgery and over the course of his career has performed more than 2600 bariatric surgeries.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
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Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, REALIZE® Band, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, StomaphyX™, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy