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Learn more about Gastric Bypass

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 Benefits

  • Patients can expect to lose 60-80% of their excess body weight – View Study
  • Suppresses Ghrelin hormone output – therefore lessening hunger
  • Helps patients avoid processed sugars
  • Rapid improvement of Type 2 Diabetes

Please contact McCarty Weight Loss Center for further explanation of benefits.

Procedure Notes

Hospital Stay
Overnight, home the next day
Surgery Type
Laparoscopic
Back to Work
5-7 days
Restrictions
No heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks
Surgery Time
30-45 minutes

Patient Stories

*As patients and procedures vary so will results.
Holly

The McCarty Weight Loss Center Team is excited to name Holly Williams as our August Patient of the Month!

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Natalie

The McCarty Weight Loss Center Team is excited to announce Natalie Freeman as our July patient of the month!

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