GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY
About Gastric Bypass Surgery
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, also called the gastric bypass or bypass surgery, reduces the size of the stomach and repositions the small intestine to create metabolic changes that help you lose weight. Having a smaller stomach pouch allows you to feel satisfied sooner and eat less. Bypassing a portion of the small intestine helps alter the release of some of the gastrointestinal hormones involved in helping you feel less hungry as well as improve sugar or glucose metabolism for type 2 diabetics.
Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass Surgery
Those who pursue laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery on average report a loss of 70% to 75% of excess weight on average in the first year.
Ongoing success is a combination of multiple factors including routine follow-up visits with your care team, monthly support groups, diet and exercise changes, and mental health care.
Please speak with your surgeon at your consult about your specific expected outcomes.
Advantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Laparoscopic approach.
- Reduces stomach capacity.
- Reduces the amount of food that can be eaten at a meal.
- Promotes rapid weight loss.
- Small incisions and minimal scarring.
- May be effective for some type 2 diabetics who are unable to control their blood sugar using medications alone.
- Has been shown to improve obesity-related diseases, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Does not require an implanted medical device.