Gastric Bypass Surgery
Weight loss surgery featuring minimally invasive or robotic assisted surgical procedures.
Gastric bypass surgery makes it possible to put a stop to obesity once and for all with innovative surgical techniques that allow for maximum control over diet and weight loss through minimally invasive or robotic assisted procedures that help you get back on your feet as soon as possible. This is a highly successful form of bariatric surgery that restricts the size of the stomach, thereby reducing hunger and encouraging healthy eating choices. Following gastric bypass surgery it becomes easier to cut down on snacks, to eat smaller portions at meals, and to manage the day to day obstacles of your weight loss program without the constant disturbance of hunger.
What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
The gastric bypass procedure is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure. Most people experience a weight loss of between 60-70 percent of their excess weight two years following a gastric bypass procedure.
Gastric bypass surgery promotes weight loss by:
- Reducing stomach capacity
- Helping to reduce hunger
- Improving health and quality of life post-weight loss
During the gastric bypass procedure, the stomach is divided, thereby creating a small gastric pouch that acts as the true stomach. The lower part of the stomach remains in place, but food will no longer enter the chamber as part of the digestive process. The small intestine is re-routed so it is attached to the smaller pouch, thereby allowing food to bypass the larger portion of the stomach, which enhances weight loss.
As a minimally invasive procedure, gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically. This type of procedure is performed through specialized tools and robotic surgery. The entire procedure is performed through minor incisions in the abdomen. This reduces recovery time following surgery, as well as post-operative pain.
Who Benefits from Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is highly recommended for those who have struggled with obesity for an extended period of time, who have tried losing weight through other means without success, and those who are faced with obesity related diseases such as heart disease or hypertension.
Gastric bypass surgery can reduce your risk for health conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Type-2 Diabetes
- Sleep apnea
- High cholesterol