Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass or the Roux en Y Gastric Bypass is a surgery that helps you lose weight by not only restricting the amount of food that you can eat, but also by preventing your body from absorbing every calorie that you eat.

 

The Gastric Bypass has been performed in the United States for over 25 years.

 

Outcomes of the procedure have significantly improved since the introduction of laparoscopic surgery and more standardize surgical training and techniques.

 

Below I will go over many reasons why a Gastric Bypass surgery could be the solution to your weight loss struggles.  

 

Surgical Technique

Dr. Angel M. Caban and Dr. George Rossidis are Fellowship Trained bariatric surgeons that performs the gastric bypass Laparoscopically or Minimally Invasive 99.9% of the time. 

 

Unfortunately some surgeons in the area still to this date perform bariatric procedures using open surgery. Hopefully now you know that we have better options.

 

The gastric bypass surgery is composed mainly of two steps:

 

  • Restriction – Our surgeons will divided the stomach with a special stapler to create a 30 ml/1 oz stomach pouch. The new small stomach is approximately the size of an egg.

 

  • Malabsorption – The bypass portion entails rerouting the small intestine to decrease absorption of the calories.  Approximately 150 cm of your proximal gastrointestinal tract is bypass.

 

The operation is done through five small incisions (four 5 mm and one 12 mm) using a high definition camera, a TV screen and some special instruments.

 

A gastric bypass takes approximately 2-3 hours under general anesthesia.

 

Dr. Caban and Dr. Rossidis don’t leave any drains, feeding tubes or nasogastric tubes in place. The wounds are closed with absorbable sutures, so you wont have any sutures to cut or staples to remove.

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Gastric Bypass Benefits

Weight loss is the biggest benefit after Gastric Bypass Surgery but you can see other improvements in your health.

 

In average patients will experience 70-80% Excess Body Weight Loss within 12-18 months.

 

Resolution or prevention of other comorbidities is in my opinion the most important benefit of weight loss surgery.

 

Resolution of diabetes, sleep apnea and esophageal acid reflux can be seen in excess of 80%.

 

Improvement of other conditions like high blood pressure, urinary incontinence, high cholesterol and joint pain can be seen in the majority of the patients.

Gastric Bypass Pros

 Weight Loss of 70-80% EBW

Highest chance at losing weight

Resolution or at least improvement of co-morbidities

Long Proven Record

Gastric Bypass Cons

Longer surgery time

Rearrangement of small bowel

Malabsorption of some nutrients and vitamins

Ulcers, leaks or stenosis

Dumping Syndrome

We have the best outcomes in the area and we have the numbers to prove it.

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Dr. Caban and Dr. Rossidis have been performing this procedures laparoscopically for over 10 years and they were trained by nationally known bariatric surgeons at the University of Florida in Gainesville and UT Southwestern in Dallas.

 

Our surgeons have all the skills, knowledge and experience to performed the Roux en Y Gastric Bypass and other bariatric procedures safely.  Our patient satisfaction and phenomenal outcomes speak for themselves.

 

To find out if you qualify for surgery or if bariatric surgery is right for you please call us today and regain control of your life by losing the weight that is holding you back.

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