Course Content
Preadmission Testing
PAT's/Pre-op Physical/Cardiology Clearance
Course Completion
Surgery Pre-op Class-Medical
    About Lesson

    gastric bypass anatomy

    Gastric Bypass Patients

    • For bypass patients, the pain will usually be greatest at the left upper quadrant incision.
    • This is way out to the left, right under your rib cage.
    • This is due to spreading the muscle fibers to get a stapler in, then closing it with a suture at the end.
    • The suture is dissolvable, but it takes a couple of weeks!