Now, more individuals are seeking weight loss treatments and bariatric surgery to help treat their obesity for a better quality of life. One of the most popular and most effective surgery options includes gastric bypass surgery. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure and the many benefits it offers.
What is Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass?
The procedure decreases stomach capacity and allows the passage of food into the jejunum (a part of the small bowel that is joined to the new stomach pouch), which reduces the number of stomach hormone changes, leading to a greater feeling of fullness.
Overall, there are two steps to gastric bypass surgery. The first is to make the stomach smaller using staples. This limits your food intake. The second step is the bypass. Dr. Balsama will connect your small stomach to a section of your small intestine, therefore bypassing the rest of your stomach and some of the small intestine.
What are the Advantages?
Gastric bypass surgery is a highly effective weight loss procedure. With this technique, weight loss tends to be more dramatic than other bariatric procedures. In general, gastric bypass patients will lose about 70% of their excess weight. This procedure may also lead to an increase in energy and reduce the symptoms of obesity-related health issues. Overall, this procedure can be life-changing and greatly increase the quality of life for many individuals.
Tips to Ensure Results
In order to see results following your gastric bypass surgery, it is imperative that you follow the exercise and eating guidelines provided to you by Dr. Balsama. We will also explain how to limit quantities of food and prevent nutritional deficiencies.
If you are interested in learning more about laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery at our office, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment.