More than two out of every three Americans is considered to be overweight, with more than one-third of those people considered obese. For many people, trying to diet and exercise can help, but it may not be enough to lose the weight. Other people have metabolic and thyroid conditions that make it very difficult for them to achieve any meaningful weight loss. For those people, a gastric bypass or gastric banding surgery may be a good weight loss surgery options.
Gastric bypass and gastric banding are two techniques aimed at making a person’s stomach smaller, which makes it harder to overeat. With gastric bypass, a surgeon actually cuts off part of the stomach and also bypasses the small intestine. This means a person can’t eat as much, and it also means less of the food gets absorbed by the bo