Gastric Bypass Denver
The Gastric Bypass surgery procedure has been proven to be a very effective weight loss tool. Performed generally laparoscopically through a keyhole incision the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure divides the stomach with a stapler, leaving a pouch that initially measures 1 to 2 ounces. The small bowel is divided downstream from the stomach and is then connected to the small stomach pouch using a double row staple technique. The other end of the small bowel is re-connected to the small bowel about 75-100 cm downstream from the stomach. So, the whole stomach is bypassed apart from a tiny pouch. This procedure works by decreasing the amount of food that can be consumed and decreasing the feeling of hunger that people feel throughout the day. Patients are then able to feel full on smaller quantities of food and achieve their weight loss goals to live a healthier, more confident life.
Most patients lose about 65-75% of their excess weight, though long term results are still dependent on their ability to maintain healthy habits. There are also important post-gastric bypass rules for eating to follow. If you are interested in learning more about Denver Gastric Bypass and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation today.