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Gastric Bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y)

The ‘Gold Standard’ of all bariatric procedures.

As the name gastric bypass implies, this surgical procedure is designed to allow food to “bypass” much of the digestive tract. Food is routed past most of the stomach as well as the first part of the small intestine. During this procedure, the surgeon modifies the stomach so that the patient will only be able to consume a small amount of food at any one time. In addition to accomplishing this, the bypass procedure also reduces caloric absorption. As a result, most patients experience dramatic weight loss following bypass surgery.

How Gastric Bypass Surgery is Performed

At Advanced Bariatrics, gastric bypass surgeries are performed laparoscopically. Dr. Cheregi and Dr. Chang use a minimally invasive technique to perform the surgery. This is the ideal approach because it leads to a quick recovery period and less time spent in the hospital.

To perform the actual procedure, Dr. Cheregi and Dr. Chang will divide the stomach into two parts: a larger portion and a smaller portion. They will then staple or sew the small part of the stomach together to make a pouch that can only hold a tiny amount of food. From there, they will re-route the intestines so food bypasses them, thus preventing the body from absorbing the full amount of calories consumed.

The Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Laparoscopic procedure is minimally invasive.
  • The procedure significantly reduces the amount of food that a patient can consume. At the same time, it helps the body block the absorption of calories.
  • It greatly decreases hunger.
  • It typically results in rapid and dramatic weight loss which continues for a period of 12 to 16 months.
  • It can significantly reduce and even eliminate the dangerous health conditions associated with obesity.

Gastric Bypass Weight Loss: What Can You Expect?

Published studies on weight loss report an average of 50-80% excess weight loss (EWL) after Gastric Bypass surgery.

Weight loss after surgery is commonly described by the percent of excess weight lost (%EWL). Excess weight is the amount of weight over ideal weight.

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 1 Year:

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 2 Years:

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 3 Years:

Gastric Bypass Weight Loss: What Can You Expect?

Published studies on weight loss report an average of 50-80% excess weight loss (EWL) after Gastric Bypass surgery.

Weight loss after surgery is commonly described by the percent of excess weight lost (%EWL). Excess weight is the amount of weight over ideal weight.

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 1 Year: 70%

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 2 Year: 75%

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 3 Year: 76%

Please Note: The excess weight loss listed above is just an average. A patient can lose more or less than the average amount of expected excess weight loss based upon how well they follow the program guidelines.

Gastric Bypass Procedure

Are you a candidate for
Gastric Bypass?

You may be a good candidate for the procedure if:

  • You are between the ages of 18 and 60
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40
  • Have a BMI greater than 35 with a serious medical condition like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, GERD, or heart disease
  • You are willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes

What is Your BMI?

ADINA B. (Age: 3o)

This surgery gave me my confidence back along with my health.

Losing 175 pounds in a little less than a year really puts things into perspective. It makes you thankful and ready for anything life will throw at you. I am a new woman and a better person for going through all of this and not allowing my weight to be the only noticeable thing about me.

RONALD & Kathy J. (Age: 51, 50)

We plan to live the second half of our lives in a much different way.

My wife and I decided to pursue weight loss surgery together as a team.Two years after surgery, everything has changed. We were able to take a vacation where we enjoyed zip lining, river rafting, and riding ATV’s. That would have never been possible with our former bodies and health.

NICOLE H. (Age: 34)

My balance and strength have improved 10-fold.

I can climb stairs without panting and walk and talk without being winded. The most important part is the confidence I have gained. All of this, and so much more, is what bariatric surgery has given me. It has given me a life that obesity stole from me. It has truly changed the course of my life.

Take the First Step to a Healthier You!

Take the First Step to
a Healthier You!