by Mexico Bariatrics
Gastric bypass surgery, at Mexico Bariatrics, is one of the most effective, but also complex, bariatric procedures available today. At one time, it was the most commonly performed bariatric surgery because of the exceptional weight loss potential it offers as well as the excellent disease resolution results seen in many patients.
The gastric bypass works in both a restrictive and malabsorptive manner. This means that the amount of food that the patient can eat at any given sitting as well as number of calories absorbed through the small intestine, are limited. Further, the procedure is performed in a minimally invasive manner.
Gastric bypass surgery, at Mexico Bariatrics, makes the stomach smaller and causes food to bypass part of the small intestine. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size. This reduces the amount of food you can eat at one time. Bypassing part of the intestine reduces how much food and nutrients are absorbed. This leads to weight loss.
The first part of the gastric bypass involves cutting away about 80 to 85% of the existing stomach pouch. This new stomach pouch is about the size and shape of a golf ball and holds very little food, meaning that patients will be limited in the amount they can eat. The second part of the procedure involves the bypassing a part of the small intestine. The remaining intestinal tract is surgically attached to the smaller stomach pouch. The result is less intestinal surface area through which calories can be absorbed.
Gastric Bypass Benefits
After surgery, most patients lose the majority of their excess weight, and they tend to keep it off in the long term. Gastric bypass surgery has been shown to be among the most effective methods — if not the single most effective one — for reducing obesity and obesity-related diabetes, many other health related conditions and for helping people keep off the weight they’ve shed.
- Remission or disappearance of diabetes-related symptoms
- Improvement of high blood pressure
- Increased mobility
- Improved respiratory function
- Improvement of orthopedic issues — joints, bones, muscles
- Longer life expectancy
Are you a candidate?
Patients who are between 18 and 65, weigh at least 50 pounds more than their ideal body weight, and have a body mass index of 35 or more often qualify for weight loss surgery procedures.
Our doctors will evaluate you in an initial consultation to determine your candidacy for weight loss surgery procedures. They will also use this time to discuss your options with you and address any questions or concerns you may have.
If you’d like to learn more about Gastric Sleeve Surgery, please contact us. We look forward to having a conversation with you about this exciting medical advance!