Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass is a common form of bariatric surgery. This surgery helps individuals lose weight by adjusting their digestive system through making the stomach “smaller” and ultimately reducing the feeling of hunger to help lose excess weight.

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric Bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is a common form of bariatric surgery. It helps people with severe obesity lose weight by altering their digestive system.

How is it performed?

  • During the procedure, your surgeon will create a small pouch at the top of the stomach, approximately 2-3 inches wide, dividing it from the rest of the stomach.
  • Your surgeon will then connect the pouch directly to the small intestine, bypassing a portion of the stomach and the first section of the small intestine. This limits the amount of food a person can eat and reduces the absorption of calories and nutrients from food.

What are the Benefits of Gastric Bypass?

  • Potential remission or eradication of weight-related diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Improved sleep by relieving the symptoms and cause of weight-related sleep apnea.
  • Relief from joint pain. You may experience less joint pain after your surgery as you shed excess weight relieving pressure from weight-bearing joints.

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