Often called the “gold standard” of bariatric surgeries, the gastric bypass procedure is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery. It is also proven to provide patients with significant, lasting weight loss results better than any other procedure.
This procedure works by rerouting digestion so it ‘bypasses’ the stomach. Instead, food is initially stored in a small pouch above the stomach, until it moves to a slightly larger pouch below the stomach, where it then mixes with digestive acids and enzymes so the nutrients can be broken down and absorbed. This has a two-pronged effect of both lowering the volume of the body’s food storage areas to make patients feel full faster, and decreasing the absorption of calories while still giving the sensation of fullness.
Typically, patients will lose about two thirds of their excess weight within two years of having the surgery. Within five years, approximately 90 percent of those patients will be successful in keeping the weight off. Many patients find that along with the weight they will also shed a variety of dangerous co-morbidities like diabetes and heart disease that also come along with obesity. Just as obesity can cause these negative health effects, losing the excess weight can make them go away.
While no single procedure is right for every patient, the gastric bypass may be the best procedure for you. The only way to know for sure is with a weight loss surgery consultation with Elite Surgical Center. Call us at THIN.2.2.THIN , or (844) 622-8446 to schedule a consultation or to get more information on this trusted procedure.