Gastric Bypass

Why Gastric Bypass Surgery Is Recommended by Top Doctors and Weight Loss Specialists

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass has the longest track record of all the Bariatric surgeries available today. Due to its longevity and positive patient outcomes, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is considered by top Doctors and Experts in the fields of Weight Loss and Obesity as the “Gold Standard” in Bariatric Surgery.

What is a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass?

Gastric Bypass Surgery restricts food intake by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach. The pouch is then connected to a section of the small intestine, allowing food to bypass the lower stomach and the first two parts of the small intestine. This should be viewed as a permanent procedure; the Gastric Bypass may be reversed.

With years of experience in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Dr. Alexandro Lopez’s patients have improved their overall health. Diabetes has been greatly reduced or even gone at six and twelve months from surgery. These patients are now living the healthy lifestyle that they have only dreamed of.

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass accounts for nearly fifty percent of weight loss surgeries done in the United States and the other half come to Mexico at the fraction of the cost for the same results. It is a powerful tool for individuals struggling with obesity.

With the Gastric Bypass, a small pouch is made at the top of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food you can eat so you feel fuller and start to form healthier eating habits.

The pouch is then connected to the small intestine, allowing food to bypass the lower stomach and the first two parts of the small intestine.

In most cases the surgery is performed laparoscopically, and is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed through a very small incision in the abdomen.

Most patients experience up to sixty percent of excess body weight lost within a few months.

Are You a Good Candidate for Bypass Surgery?

To qualify for gastric bypass, you must:

  • Be over age 18
  • Patients with a BMI over 35 or a BMI over 30 with Metabolic Syndrome (Hypertension, diabetes, Dyslipidemia) are good candidates for Gastric Bypass.
  • Have tried to lose weight through exercise and diet modification
  • Be committed to making the necessary lifestyle changes
  • Length of Procedure: 1.5 hours
  • Average Hospital Stay: 2 nights
  • Recommended Time Off Work: 1 -2 weeks
  • Typical Weight Loss: 85 – 90% of excess weight in 2 years

If you want to lose those unhealthy extra unwanted pounds, Gastric Bypass Surgery is the fastest and most effective option. Contact us today at 844.461.2831. Our friendly, knowledgeable coordinators will be happy to answer your questions and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Alejandro Lopez. During this visit, he will provide you with a comprehensive exam, discuss your weight loss options, and review the benefits of the procedure so that you can reach your ideal weight in 2017.

Call Our Offices Today at 844.461.2831 for a Free Weight loss Consultation.