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Banded Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (The Capella Procedure)
The Banded Gastric Bypass (The Capella Procedure) is a minimally invasive bariatric surgical procedure that adds an additional restrictive component to the bypass. A non-adjustable band is placed at the end of the gastric pouch to help maintain restriction. It offers the consistency of the bypass surgery with the permanence of a band.
- Most successful weight loss procedure, especially in the severely obese
- Operative times regularly 60 to 75 minutes long
- Maintains long term restriction with a non-adjustable band which does not stretch
- Safe with an extensive track history of success
- Complications can be serious, even fatal, however are rare
- Eating requires more effort. Chewing carefully is central to eating comfortably and tolerating greater varieties of food
- Vitamins are recommended for life
- Single 8-10 cm midline incision
- 1% develop incisional hernias
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