The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – often called gastric bypass

There are two components to this procedure. First, a small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce or 30 milliliters in volume (about the size of a golf ball), is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach.

The second component is malabsorption; this occurs due to the bypassing of a major portion of the small intestine. This rerouting of the food stream produces changes in gut hormones that promote fullness, suppress hunger, and reverses one of the primary causes of Type II Diabetes.

Advantages

  • Produces significant long-term weight loss (60 to 80 percent excess weight loss)
  • Significant decrease in appetite
  • Decrease medical conditions such as Type II Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, High blood pressure, and PCOS
  • Typical maintenance of greater than 50% excess weight loss

Disadvantages

  • Requires adherence to dietary recommendations, life-long vitamin/mineral supplementation, as well as compliance to post-operative diet and follow-up visits.
  • Dumping Syndrome
  • Requires strict adherence to the postoperative diet and to postoperative follow-up visits

Contact Dr. Andrei to schedule a complimentary consultation to assess if this weight loss procedure is an appropriate surgical option for you.