A small pouch is created from the top portion of the stomach. The intestine is re-routed and connected to this new pouch. This new pouch holds about 30-50mls, or is about the size of an egg. The intestine is joined together at the “Y” to provide continuity. This provides a severe restriction in the amount of food one is able to consume. Patients must take small bites and chew well to avoid discomfort or vomiting. Additionally, problems with dumping (feeling ill, sweats, heart racing, flushed, hot and finally diarrhea) will develop if an incorrect diet is taken. This usually occurs with food or drink high in sugar content. The unpleasant side effects of dumping usually serves as a deterrent to taking in these types of food. 70% excess weight loss is generally realized in one to two years. Gastric Bypass generally improves or resolves co-morbid conditions such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension and high cholesterol. This surgery is laparoscopic (minimally invasive) and complications and risks will be discussed in detail at the consultation with the surgeon.