Laparoscopic "Roux-en-Y" Gastric Bypass
Gastric Bypass involves laparoscopically creating a very small stomach pouch (about 1 ounce), and making a connection between the stomach pouch and the intestine.
Gastric Bypass enables weight loss by two mechanisms:
- The small stomach pouch causes restriction, which limits food intake. Restriction leads to early satiety (fullness) with much smaller meal portions.
- Gastric Bypass causes a small degree of malabsorption which reduces the number of calories extracted from the food that is consumed.
These two powerful mechanisms change the biology of bodyweight reduction. The bodyweight set-pointis reduced to a lower weight.
The results of a gastric bypass are extremely consistent. Patients on average lose 70-80% of excess weight. Additionally, Gastric Bypass is highly effective at improving and often causing complete resolution of medical conditions such as diabetes and acid reflux.
Weight Loss Surgery Consultation with Dr. Doraiswamy or Dr. Moon
We offer a no-obligation, educational consultations with Dr. Doraiswamy or Dr. Moon to help you better understand weight loss surgery. A consult with Dr. Doraiswamy or Dr. Moon is a great way to learn more about weight loss surgery and if it is right for you. They are the leading experts in Bariatric Surgery, and it is their top priority to achieve great outcomes for their patients.
During the consult Dr. Doraiswamy or Dr. Moon will discuss with you the Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and LAP-BAND procedures. In addition they will do a more personalized evaluation of your health history to discuss which operation may be best suited for you. The goal of the consultation is to educate you so an informed decision can be made. There is no obligation once you leave the office.
Schedule a consultation by calling our office at (626) 600-2094.