Gastric Bypass Surgery

Overview:

Gastric-Bypass picGastric Bypass surgery also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass was initially developed in 1966. The procedure has stood the test of time and is now considered the gold standard of weight loss surgery.

How is gastric bypass surgery performed?

Gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically (through tiny incisions). The surgery involves creating a small gastric pouch the size of a golf ball. The intestines are then cut and attached to the small pouch. As a result most of the stomach and proximal intestines are bypassed leading to hormonal changes that promote weight loss. Since the intestines are re-routed, there is a small long-term risk of internal hernia or marginal ulcer formation.

How does gastric bypass work?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a restrictive and metabolic procedure. The size of your gastric pouch is very small hence your meal size is no more than half a cup. However, restriction alone is not enough for long-term weight loss. Gastric bypass surgery curbs your hunger, increases satiety, decreases food cravings and boosts your metabolism. As a result, you eat less but burn more calories leading to significant weight loss.

Is gastric bypass surgery a good option for me?

Many factors are taken into consideration when deciding whether or not you are a good candidate for gastric bypass. After thorough assessment and physical examination, Dr. Darido will discuss the different options available for successful weight loss. Then you and Dr. Darido will agree on the best treatment strategy to adopt.

How much does gastric bypass surgery cost?

Surgery cost varies depending on your insurance plan. Our insurance and finance specialists are available to answer all your financial questions.

What is my recovery time?

You will usually spend a night or two in the hospital after surgery. It takes around 10 days before you can go back to work.

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Gastric bypass surgery is an effective weight loss solution. If you are looking to loose weight and want to find if gastric bypass is good for you please contact our office for a private consultation.