Gastric bypass surgery as a means to lose weight and keep it off is becoming more accepted, perhaps due to the less invasive surgery procedure called laparoscopy.
In comparison to open surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is definitely advantageous with smaller incisions resulting in a shorter hospital day (usually just 1 day), significantly less post-surgical pain, lower risk for hernia and infections, and smaller scars.
Of course, there are other non-surgical methods to melting unwanted fat like Ultrashape and good old dieting and exercise, but for those whose need the option and results that only gastric bypass surgery can bring, the lap option is obviously good news.
Note though, that with the advantages it brings comes the disadvantage of a bigger hospital bill. Still, the bill is worth paying since you can’t really put a price tag on your health and beauty and the resulting increase in self-esteem and improved lifestyle.