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GASTRIC BYPASS (Roux-en-Y)

Gastric bypass surgery in Mexico is one of the most effective, but also complex, bariatric procedures available today. At one time, it was the most commonly performed bariatric surgery because of the exceptional weight loss potential it offers as well as the excellent disease resolution results seen in many patients. Today, while it is still a very popular procedure, the gastric sleeve has become the most commonly performed surgery.

Gastric bypass surgery, makes the stomach smaller and causes food to bypass part of the small intestine. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size. This reduces the amount of food you can eat at one time. Bypassing part of the intestine reduces how much food and nutrients are absorbed. This leads to weight loss.

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Is your weight keeping you from enjoying the activities you once loved? Do you find that even daily tasks are becoming increasingly difficult? Obesity can severely impact your life, hindering your daily pursuits and causing serious health issues such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

If you struggle with obesity and have unsuccessfully tried to manage your weight through diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for gastric bypass, offered by bariatric surgeon Dr. Alejandro Lopez. By limiting your food intake and the calories absorbed by your body, gastric bypass can help you lose weight with dramatic results.

Gastric Bypass: The Basics

When you eat, food normally travels down your intestine and into your stomach. From there, it enters into your small intestine, where your body absorbs most of its calories and nutrients. Food moves from the small intestine into the large intestine and is eventually expelled as waste. Gastric bypass greatly reduces the size of your stomach so that you eat less, and food travels more quickly to your small intestine. The surgery involves two steps. In the first part of the procedure, Dr. Lopez will make your stomach smaller, using staples to separate your stomach into a lower pouch and a smaller upper pouch. The upper pouch will be the part that holds food with a capacity of about one ounce. In the second step, Dr. López attaches the jejunum, a part of your small intestine, to the upper portion of your stomach. As a result, food reaches the small intestine much more quickly, and your body absorbs fewer calories. While gastric bypass can be performed through open surgery, Dr. Alejandro Lopez prefers minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, using long, thin tubes attached to a camera and a computer monitor. The laparoscopes are inserted through tiny incisions in your abdomen, resulting in a faster and more comfortable recovery.

Gastric Bypass: The Results

Like other forms of bariatric surgery, such as sleeve gastrectomy and LAP-BAND, gastric bypass is not a quick-fix procedure. To see true and lasting results following surgery, patients must make significant changes in their diet and activity level. However, for patients who are dedicated to these lifestyle changes, the results of bypass surgery can be quite dramatic. In fact, many patients lose 10 to 20 pounds a month in the year after the procedure, and the average gastric bypass recipient loses half of his or her body weight in the first two years. They may also experience significant improvement in obesity-related health conditions.

Candidates for Bypass Surgery

To qualify for gastric bypass, you must:

  • Be over age 18
  • Have a BMI of 35 or above, or have a BMI of 30 or above with weight-related health conditions
  • Have tried to lose weight through exercise and diet modification
  • Be committed to making the necessary lifestyle changes

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in learning more about the cost of gastric bypass surgery and the highly effective Roux-en-Y technique, contact us today today. Our friendly, knowledgeable coordinators will be happy to answer your questions and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Lopez. During this visit, he will provide you with a comprehensive exam, discuss your weight loss options, and review the benefits of the procedure.

ALO Bariatrics is a leading bariatric surgery practice in Mexico offering weight loss surgery procedures to those suffering from obesity. Contact us for more information.

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