Weight Loss Options > Malabsorptive Weight Loss Surgeries: Gastric Bypass

Am I a candidate?

Bariatric surgery is not for the casual dieter and there are several requirements that you will need to meet in order to be considered. Let us guide you through this process in a simple fashion. First, we need to know your height and weight. This will allow us to Calculate your Body Mass Index. BMI is an indicator used globally to indicate a healthy weight. Learn more about Body Mass Index

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Gastric Bypass

WHAT IS GASTRIC BYPASS?

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is historically the most commonly employed variation of gastric operation for weight loss. This surgical procedure involves both restrictive and malabsorptive measures that help weight loss by limiting the amount of food eaten and nutrients the body absorbs.

The stomach is divided into a small pouch to collect food eaten. The pouch is about as big as a golf ball. The intestine is then attached to the stomach pouch but this part of the intestine does not absorb food to a significant degree.

Gastric BypassOnce the intestine is reconnected lower down, digestive juices mix with food and absorption of nutrients occurs.

As a result, patients will have a decrease in appetite, feel full with less food and absorb fewer calories from their food.

If you have had trouble attaining your long-term weight loss goals, gastric bypass surgery could be the bariatric surgery option that is right for you. The gastric bypass can help you achieve life-changing results for a healthier and happier future.

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