The Gastric Bypass

The Gastric Bypass is done by making a small stomach pouch, bypassing a section of the small intestine. 

 

With the Gastric Bypass procedure a small stomach pouch reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold. The smaller size helps you feel full more quickly, which reduces the amount of calories you can eat. The stomach pouch is then attached to the middle of the small intestine skipping the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. 

 Because there is less digestion of food by the smaller stomach pouch, and there is a segment of small intestine that would normally absorb calories as well as nutrients that no longer has food going through it, there is less absorption of calories and nutrients. 

The smaller stomach and rerouting of the intestine produces changes in gut hormones that suppress hunger, and reverse one of the primary mechanisms by which obesity induces type 2 diabetes.

Gastric Bypass has been shown to resolve or improve:

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Sleep Apnea

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

Reasons to choose the Bypass:

-Long-term weight loss success

-Changes in gut hormones that reduce appetite 

​-Average excess weight loss is generally higher than with gastric banding or sleeve gastrectomy