Gastric Bypass Procedure

A Gastric Bypass is an Operation to make your Stomach Smaller

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The surgeon creates a small pouch at the top of your stomach and adds a bypass around a segment of your small intestine. This redirects food, bypassing most of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine. Food enters into the section of your small intestine, limiting your a bility to absorb calories. Although food never enters the lower part of your stomach, the stomach stays healthy and continues to secrete digestive juices to mix with food in your small intestine. Since this method shortens the digestive tract to limit the number of calories and nutrients that can be absorbed, it’s described as malabsorptive.

About Gastric Bypass Surgery

A gastric bypass is an operation to make your stomach smaller and to shorten the length of small intestine that your food passes through. This allows the food you eat to bypass most of your stomach and part of your small intestine – meaning that you will only be able to eat small amounts, and some of the food that you eat won’t be fully digested. Gastric bypass surgery can help you lose weight if you’re very overweight or morbidly obese.

Gastric bypass surgery is sometimes called a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass , named after a surgeon called Roux. This is the most common type of gastric bypass operation carried out in the US.

Studies show that on average, people lose between two-thirds and three-quarters of their excess weight in the two years after a gastric bypass operation.

What are the alternatives?

 There are other types of surgery available that can help you to lose excess weight by making your stomach smaller. These include Gastric Band and Gastric Sleeve.

Dr Sartor will talk to you about the options available and help you to weigh up the risks and benefits of each, to decide which is best for you.

This procedure is available at the Louisiana Center for Weight Loss Surgery. Dr. Walter Sartor is board certified and extremely experienced with bariatric surgery procedures and their follow-up. Procedures can be performed at P&S Surgical Hospital or St. Francis Medical Center.

The Louisiana Center for Weight Loss Surgery is a partnership of Dr. Walter Sartor, P&S Surgical Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center.