October 7, 2019
Gastric Bypass is one of the most commonly performed bariatric surgeries in the United States. This procedure limits the amount of food you can take in by significantly decreasing stomach size and producing positive hormonal changes in your body.
How Does Gastric Bypass Work?
Gastric Bypass is an in-patient procedure during which your bariatric surgeon will divide your stomach into upper and lower portions. They will then surgically attach the smaller upper portion to the middle of your small intestine, thereby bypassing the larger lower portion of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. The Gastric Bypass procedure causes weight loss in part due to restrictive factors (i.e. food only goes into the smaller upper part of your stomach, causing you to feel full much more quickly), however *recent evidence also suggests that weight loss and health improvements result from metabolic factors such as hormonal changes, which are evident soon after surgery. *Results may vary
Shorter hospital stays, faster recovery
*Our surgeons use a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach for bypass surgery, which results in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars and less pain than traditional “open” bariatric surgery. *Results may vary
*What Are the Benefits of Gastric Bypass?
The most significant benefit of Gastric Bypass is the improvement, and in some cases resolution, of obesity-related diseases. Health conditions related to obesity which are dramatically improved by Gastric Bypass include Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Some other benefits you will experience after bariatric surgery are significant weight loss and improved quality of life. *Results may vary
*What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Studies have shown that patients lost an average of 62% of their excess body weight and approximately 96% of patients experienced improvement or total remission of serious health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension following their Gastric Bypass procedures.
Your results will vary greatly depending upon how well you adopt a healthier lifestyle following your Gastric Bypass procedure, including making fundamental changes to the way you eat and following a plan for moderate exercise. Patients who commit themselves to the new, healthier lifestyle following bariatric surgery experience greater success in meeting their weight loss goals. *Results may vary
Wondering if the Gastric Bypass Procedure is Right for You?
The all-important first step in your weight loss journey is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moore or Dr. Thomas to assess if you are an ideal candidate for the Gastric Bypass procedure. During your consultation, you’ll meet the Moore Metabolics team to discuss how to get started on your weight loss journey as well as the ongoing support that you’ll receive from our team after your surgery is complete. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.