Gastric Bypass surgery has been around the longest and has been shown to help resolve Type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other obesity-related health conditions.
Are you a candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
The team at The Bariatric Experts works with you through an extensive screening process to determine if this procedure is right for you.
- Patients with 35+ BMI
- Those who suffer from severe heartburn
- Patients who are insulin dependent diabetics
he Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery falls under both the restrictive and malabsorptive categories of weight loss surgery. During the gastric bypass procedure, we restrict the size of the stomach by creating a pouch with staples or sutures. Then the pouch is routed past the upper section of the small intestine and straight to the middle section, known as the jejunum. The procedure can be done openly or laparoscopically.
How it works
Gastric bypass surgery helps you lose weight by altering the way your stomach and small intestine work together to handle food. The procedure allows you to both eat less to feel full and absorb fewer calories.
What to expect after surgery
Typically, this type of weight loss surgery requires the most lifestyle changes, including avoiding simple sugars, chewing your food well, taking vitamins regularly and not drinking within 30 minutes of a meal. The Bariatric Experts provide you with expert advice from a licensed dietician as well as a notebook containing food guidelines after your surgery to take home and use as a reference.
Because gastric bypass surgery restricts the body’s ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients, as well as calories, post-operative guidelines on diet and vitamin intake must be followed. We are here to help make sure that if you have questions or need support, we can help.
What are the side effects?
As with any surgery, patients could experience side effects after Gastric Bypass. These could include infection, hernias, ulcers or bleeding. One of the most common side effects, known as Dumping Syndrome, can help train the body to be successful post- surgery. “Dumping” occurs when food, particularly simple sugars or simple carbohydrates move to the intestine too quickly and causes dizziness, sweating and other discomforts. Much like heartburn or other food reactive disorders, dumping helps train the body to steer clear of foods that cause discomfort and helps prevent patients from falling back into bad eating habits.