Gastric Bypass

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If you are an obese man or woman, we understand how difficult it can be to lose weight naturally. Sometimes traditional diet plans and exercise just won’t do the trick. In such cases, bariatric surgery has helped men and women around the world who have had difficulties achieving their weight loss goals. There are different types of bariatric surgical techniques available and one of the most well-known is gastric bypass surgery. The SoCal Weight Loss Institute can help guide you on your weight loss journey with gastric bypass surgery.

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric Bypass is a combined operation in which a 1ounce pouch is made and the remaining stomach and portion of the small bowel are bypassed. The patient is then restricted and eats smaller portions, increasing satiety, and reducing absorption.

What to Expect After Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Patients can expect to reduce their excess body weight by 80-85% over 18 months. Medical conditions are dramatically improved, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and sleep apnea. This procedure provides negative feedback for most patients who ingest too many simple sugars, fats, or overly processed foods. The contour of the body may change and patients may choose to have plastic surgery.

Potential Side Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Hair loss may occur during the first 3-6 months, however, this usually resolves by 1 year. There is a 1% risk of ulcer formation in the pouch, especially if the patient takes NSAIDs or smokes. The risk of iron deficiency in menstruating women is possible. Other deficiencies such as Vitamin B1, B12, Folate, Calcium and Vitamin D may occur if patients don’t continue taking their required and recommend supplements.

Psychological Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Choosing to undergo gastric bypass surgery is a big decision and a lot of thought should be put into it before jumping into the procedure. Many patients who choose to undergo the surgery have experienced a history of fat-shaming, bullying, low self-esteem, and even depression.

Candidates who undergo the surgery experience improved physical and mental health after the procedure. The surgery itself can produce significant changes in one’s self-perception and relationships. Rest assured, you can count on our guidance as you continue your journey after surgery to help ensure your physical and mental well-being.

Candidates for Gastric Bypass Surgery

In order to be deemed qualified for gastric bypass surgery, you will have to go through an extensive screening process to make sure that it’s the right choice for you. In general, good candidates for the procedure have a body mass index of 40 or more, suffer from weight-related health conditions, have had a hard time losing weight despite numerous efforts at diet and exercise.

Contact Our Office

Our team at the SoCal Weight Loss Institute Inc. is dedicated to helping patients feel comfortable in their own bodies. Our innovative weight loss treatments are designed with each unique patient in mind to offer proven results. If you’re interested in learning more about gastric bypass surgery, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.

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