Long considered the “Gold Standard” of weight loss operations, a Gastric Bypass procedure creates a small stomach pouch that is reconnected to the small intestine. The stomach is reduced from about the size of a football to the size of a lemon, or 30-cc. The remainder of the stomach is “bypassed” along with the first port of the small intestine. This restricts food portions and limits intestinal absorption. Thus, it is considered a restrictive and malabsorptive operation. Weight loss achieved with a Gastric Bypass can vary, but averages about 60-70% of excess body fat. While the majority of weight loss occurs in the first 6 months additional loss continues at a slower rate for 18-24 months. The nation wide standard of care for laparoscopic gastric bypass was established by Dr. McCarty in 2005, based on his publication in Annals Of Surgery.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Patient Benefitsⱡ
Patients can expect to lose 60-80% of their excess body weight – View Study