Patient Journey

From beginning to end, the journey for a patient undergoing bariatric care is full of changes. It will require persistence and discipline, but in the end it is all worth it. Feel free to learn more about the patient journey.

How Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Work?

During your gastric bypass in NJ or NYC, the stomach is completely divided with a stapler to leave a small pouch that will now serve as your new stomach. Additionally, the small bowel is divided and the divided end is brought up and joined to the small stomach pouch. In doing this, your NYC or NJ gastric bypass surgeon allows the majority of your stomach and some of the small intestine to be bypassed, except for this little pouch.

Because the weight loss surgeon bypasses most of your stomach, you will feel full more quickly. You also will not absorb as many calories because the food is not going through your entire intestinal path. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure is usually performed laparoscopically (i.e. keyhole surgery with a telescope). This type of bypass operation has proven to be an effective, consistent way of losing weight and keeping it off.

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Advantages Of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass is an effective weight loss operation in most patients and has been performed for many years. It generally leads to more rapid weight loss than the Lap Band and the sleeve gastrectomy. The gastric bypass is considered a standard of bariatric surgery because it has the longest history. Various forms of this operation have been done for about 30 years, so we have more data and experience than we do with other, newer obesity treatments.

There is a side effect of the gastric bypass called dumping syndrome. Dumping syndrome is stomach pain and diarrhea that comes from eating high calorie foods. This pain can sometimes serve as a useful deterrent from eating foods that will hamper your weight loss efforts. Another advantage of the gastric bypass is that there are no foreign devices put into your body, so there is nothing that can break or erode like there can be with the Lap Band surgery.

To summarize, advantages of gastric bypass include:

  • More rapid weight loss than banding
  • Long track record- the gastric bypass operation has been done for over 40 years
  • There is nothing to break or erode

48 Benefits of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Disadvantages Of Gastric Bypass Surgery

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