Dr. Mathias Fobi shares if a patient’s stomach will continue to make acid after bariatric surgery and explains what will happen to the remaining stomach after gastric bypass surgery.
It’s producing stomach acid, but less. Only the small amount is produced. That is one of the reasons you lose weight, because some of the food that you eat does not get digested because it doesn’t have the acid to digest it. So some of the food goes through you undigested and therefore doesn’t get absorbed to your body and those are some of the advantages of having the surgery.
The stomach is like the vagina in a woman. When she uses it, it works. She can go for ten years without using it, it is still there and then she can come back and start using it and with a couple of uses, it comes back to you normal. So it’s a reservoir, it’s similar to the reservoir of the vagina. It has the same type of organs, the same type of mucosa. It works as long as you use it. If you don’t use it, it does not completely shrivel away, it just decreases its amount of secretion.
About Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon, who has changed the shape of Hollywood heavyweights such as Etta James and American Idol’s Randy Jackson. MAL, as he is known among friends, was born in Nkwen, a small village in Cameroon, West Africa. He is a member of the first batch, class of 1965, 0f Sacred Heart College in Mankon Bamenda in Cameroon. He came to the USA through the African Scholarship Program for American Universities (ASPAU) in 1966. This was a scholarship program that was inaugurated by President Kennedy along with the Peace Corps Program.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
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Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Fobi Pouch