This seems pretty straightforward: "After a gastric bypass you will probably still absorb 100% of the calories that you eat." But he also mentions that GBS "makes the digestive process less efficient" -- and I don't understand what that means really.
If that is the case, what is the point of bypassing any part of the intestine anyhow, given the risks associated with possibly not absorbing enough of some nutrients? (I'm talking only about standard GBS, not the 'distal' bypasses and DS, which do bypass a significant part of the intestine.) It kind of makes me angry if they are doing this "gold standard" procedure on so many people, and the actual benefits and risks are not that well-communicated. Granted, I may just be completely misunderstanding or out of the loop, but it was enough to cause me concern, so I thought I'd ask about it.
Edited by swizzly, 14 May 2011 - 12:06 AM.