This surgery can be done for obese people from 18 to 65 years old. This surgery has been done for two purposes:
a- Limiting how much you can to feel fullness sooner.
b- Reducing the absorption of nutrients.
In fact, two surgeries can be done at the same time. You lose 80 to 100% of your extra weight during 9-14 months and. The long-term success of gastric bypass surgery depends on your ability to make permanent changes in your lifestyle. Gastric bypass has a high success rate in obese people.
Also, obese people who have high risk of medical problem (including diabetes, cordial diseases and blood circulation problems) can do this surgery to reduce the risk of these diseases. In comparison to other methods, this method leads to weight loss faster.
Obese patients with diabetes and high blood pressure who undergone gastric bypass surgery were cured up to 80-90% and their death rate has declined because of it.