The Gastric Bypass is one of the most practiced and studied weight loss procedures. First performed in 1967 as an open incisional surgery can now be done laparoscopically, proving to be much safer while producing the same results with fewer complications. Most patients need only a one night stay in the hospital and can begin normal routine in 2-3 weeks.
A small pouch is segmented off from the remaining stomach tissue, creating a new stomach roughly the size of a golf ball and no larger than a tennis ball. A section of the small intestines known as the jejunum is than rerouted to the newly created pouch, bypassing the stomach and duodenum. Reducing the stomach and bypassing a portion of intestines not only reduces the amount of food that can be consumed and leaves you with a feeling of satiety(sense of fullness), it shortens the time it takes for food to pass through the body and limits the absorption of bad nutrients like saturated fats. The Gastric Bypass has proven to have the best long term success with 85% of patients losing and maintaining 50% of initial weight loss after 5 years. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation to see if the Gastric Bypass may be the right treatment for you.
Some advantages of the Gastric Bypass:
- Can greatly reduce comorbid conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and high blood pressure increasing ones quality of life.
- Rapid initial weight loss.
- Continued weight loss results.
- Treats acid reflux.
* Results may vary from person to person.