The gastric bypass surgery is the oldest form of bariatric surgery and has the record of successful weight loss and permanent weight change in patients. There are fewer complications with this surgery because it is not a more invasive open surgery like other options.
Laparoscopic gastric bypass allows for weight loss by, restricting food, absorption of calories, hunger suppression, and the overall feeling of being full. It does this by making a small pouch, the size of a large walnut where food will pass through and excluding a more substantial portion of the stomach. By redirecting portion of the stomach to the rest of the small intestine, you will eat less food and keep the part that is no longer being used.
In this operation, no organs are removed, no foreign implants are placed, and only small incisions are made, so it requires less recovery time than other options. It will require an overnight stay in the hospital. There will be significant diet changes as well as restrictions to assure that the weight loss and recovery go as planned. Along with the gastric Sleeve surgery, patients are encouraged to stick to and follow the bariatric diet guidelines and exercise guidelines as instructed by our weight loss program. After gastric bypass, you will need to start taking a bariatric multi-vitamin and to saferguard an adequate nutrition and optimal health. West Texas Bariatrics asked that patients come into see the surgeon on a routine basis to oversee and evaluate your health.
Our free seminars are designed to meet any concerns you have and give accurate information into what you can expect from each type of bariatric surgery. This time is created for you to bring any questions you have for our physician to answer.
Gastric bypass surgery cost can vary depending on a multitude of factors such as insurance and the location of the procedure. Our prices at West Texas Bariatric are standardized, however you’ll need to contact us over the phone or through an appointment in order to get an accurate quote. We’ll be able to give you an accurate estimate of gastric bypass surgery.
There is no recommended weight, however gastric bypass is recommended for patients with a BMI above 40, or for patients with a BMI above 35 that are currently suffering from obesity-related complications. Patients with a BMI below 35 are not recommended for gastric bypass surgery.
If you want gastric bypass surgery in Lubbock, and you want to get it from West Texas Bariatric, you will want to call us and ask what our wait times are. They vary greatly depending on a wide array of factors. To get a sure answer, call us and ask how long our surgery wait times are.
Yes, many insurance providers will pay for gastric bypass surgery. You will want to check with your insurance provider to make sure that gastric bypass surgery is covered under your current scheme. We have a list of insurance providers that we work with at West Texas Bariatric in Lubbock; call us to find out if your insurance provider is on our list.
Weight loss starts immediately after surgery. Some patients will be asked to lose weight before the surgery by going on a liquid fast. Total weight loss generally plateaus at different points, with most of the weight gone within 12 months of the surgery. Most patients can expect to lose about 50% of their excess weight with gastric bypass.
Although it is possible to regain the weight after gastric bypass, it doesn’t happen quickly. Patients who regain all the weight usually fall back into old eating patterns, continuously eating more and more every day as it becomes more comfortable to consume food. To prevent weight gain after gastric bypass, stick with a low-calorie healthy diet of whole foods.
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