Edward Mason quotes and articles
Edward Mason invented the gastric bypass in 1965 and by 1980 began to
write prolifically about his preference for a simple stomach stapling
surgery called the VBG which does not include an intestinal bypass (like
the gastric bypass) because the digestion remains normal. Below are quotes
and articles of his concerning this:
"There is a vast amount of medical literature regarding the effect of alterations to the upper digestive tract upon ulcer production. We are leaving the century of ulcer surgery but should not ignore what was learned lest we repeat mistakes of the golden age in stomach research."
"For the vast majority of patients today, there is no operation that will control weight to a "normal" level without introducing risks and side effects that over a lifetime may raise questions about its use for surgical treatment of obesity."
from the article - Surgery for Obesity by Edward E. Mason, MD, PhD
"Although bypass procedures like
Roux-en-Y (gastric bypass) result in substantial weight loss, they also
significantly affect the normal digestion process, producing adverse side
effects. Bypassing the first part of the intestine interferes with
normal absorption of critical nutrients and causes complications related
to vitamin and mineral deficiencies such as anemia (iron deficiency) and
metabolic bone disease (calcium and vitamin D deficiency)."