What is Bypass Surgery?


Bypass surgery is basically a common term used to describe two very different types of surgery. The first is a heart surgery, formally known as Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery. This surgery is performed to “bypass” blocked arteries that feed the heart, allowing the heart to receive the blood it needs to function. You may also hear this procedure referred to as a CABG, pronounced cabbage.

Some types of weight loss surgery are also referred to as bypass surgery. Weight loss surgeries that decrease the amount of calories that body can absorb by “bypassing” part of the small intestine fall into this category. Roux-en-y is an example of this type of weight loss surgery, as is the duodenal switch procedure.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s