Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery is a surgical procedure that makes the stomach smaller to decrease appetite and reduce intake of calories—resulting in drastic weight loss. Gastric Bypass is the most advanced surgical weight loss procedure and is reserved for patients who have severe health conditions from their weight.
The first step makes your stomach smaller. The stomach is stapled and divided into a small upper section and a larger bottom section. The top section of the stomach, called the “pouch”, is about the size of a walnut.
The second step of the weight loss surgery is the bypass. The surgeon will connect a small part of the small intestine to a small hole in the pouch. The consumed food will now travel from the pouch through this new opening and into the small intestine. Because of this, the body will absorb fewer calories.
Gastric Bypass Surgery requires a change in diet and lifestyle. The team of weight loss professionals—surgeon, nutritionist, and psychologist, will be there every step of the way to support you through this life-changing transformation.