Gastric Bypass

With gastric bypass surgery, your surgeon reduces the size of your stomach to a tiny pouch and connects it directly to the small intestine, bypassing most of the stomach and a portion of the small intestine. You will feel full faster, eat less and absorb fewer calories from the food you do eat.

How is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure performed?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny incisions and laparoscopic technology to create a tiny pouch from the upper section of your stomach. The rest of the stomach remains intact, but is no longer involved in the digestive process. The typical stay in the hospital is 2 nights after having a gastric bypass.

Is gastric bypass right for me?

It’s important to commit to significant lifestyle changes before you decide to have gastric bypass surgery because the procedure is permanent and non-reversible. The procedure is reserved for people whose BMI is greater than 40, those who have a BMI of 35–39.9 accompanied by a life-threatening condition like heart disease or diabetes.

What are the benefits of gastric bypass?

If you decide gastric bypass surgery is right for you, the benefits can include long-term weight loss, improved stamina and mobility, enhanced mood and self-esteem, reduced risk of death from heart disease and improvement in many obesity-related conditions, such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and glucose intolerance.

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