Gastric Bypass Surgery
The gastric bypass, or “Roux-en-Y,” is a medical weight loss procedure. It works by modifying your digestive system. Gastric bypass surgery reduces the size of your stomach, and also the length of your small intestine. As a result, you consume and absorb fewer calories.
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is a metabolic and weight loss procedure. It’s also known by the French term, “Roux-en-Y.” The procedure works by modifying your digestive system so that you consume and absorb fewer calories. It modifies your stomach and also your small intestine.
Who is gastric bypass surgery for?
Like other bariatric surgery operations, gastric bypass is recommended for people who have clinically severe obesity. It has been shown to help relieve a long list of obesity-related health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and GERD (chronic acid reflux).
Benefits of Gastric Bypass
- Potential benefits of gastric bypass surgery include:
- Helps patients achieve significant, long-term weight loss
- Improves confidence and overall quality of life
- Reduces obesity-related health issues, such as hypertension, sleep apnea, and joint pain, and Type 2 diabetes
- Can improve blood sugar and glucose metabolism
- May improve fertility
What to Expect from Gastric Bypass Surgery
Preparing for Gastric Bypass
The first step is a consultation. One of our experienced bariatric surgeons will review your medical history, discuss your goals and answer any questions. If gastric bypass is right for you, we will create a treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
Your Gastric Bypass Procedure
Gastric bypass is typically an outpatient procedure performed with general anesthesia. Our surgeons are highly skilled in laparoscopic techniques, which allow for smaller incisions and an easier recovery.
Recovery After Gastric Bypass
You will need to refrain from strenuous activity for several weeks after gastric bypass surgery. Many patients can get back to work or light activity within one week, but your surgeon will evaluate your progress and guide you in your recovery. Our team of experts, including a dietitian, will provide support for your post-procedure diet and return to activity.
Frequently Asked Questions
At home, you’ll have prescription pain medications to take. Most people wean from these within a week. You may continue to feel your incision wounds while they heal, but the smaller laparoscopic surgery incisions heal relatively quickly.
We enjoy providing the benefits and improved quality of life that surgeries can give to you. We offer the most advanced form of services, making these procedures available to the widest variety of patients possible. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation.