Robotic Bypass Surgery
Robotic gastric bypass surgery helps patients lose weight by limiting how much food they can eat. This type of weight loss surgery restricts the body’s ability to absorb calories, which eventually results in losing unwanted pounds. We treat patients from Denver and other surrounding states who are looking to achieve their ideal figure.
We at Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute have extensive experience providing highly effective gastric bypass surgery, also known as the Roux-en-Y. The procedure is performed using the da Vinci technology for qualified patients, with Dr. Brown at the helm and his skilled team on hand.
Dr. Brown creates a small pouch from the stomach during gastric bypass surgery where a piece of the small intestine is attached to the pouch. The swallowed food will then enter the pouch and then directly into the small intestine, causing it to bypass most of your stomach as well as part of the small intestines.
The procedure for weight loss is two-fold. Firstly, the small pouch restricts your ability to ingest a lot of food in one sitting. Secondly, you bypass much of your stomach and duodenum so that the body’s ability to absorb calories will be restricted.
At Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute, our Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures are performed using a robot. This means that patients have less pain and bleeding, require shorter hospital stays, recover more quickly, and can move around faster – which all leads to better results for the patient after surgery. Here is an example of a robotic gastric bypass narrated by Dr. Brown, showing how it can be minimally invasive and efficient with minimal bleeding or trauma to the surrounding tissues. This type of procedure makes for a quicker recovery time than traditional open surgeries which better supports long-term success post-op.
Am I a candidate?
You may be a candidate for Robotic Bariatric Surgery if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or above and have struggled to lose weight. Check your BMI on the calculator.
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Expectations Following Robotic Gastric Bypass
Following robotic gastric bypass surgery, all patients see that their conditions related to obesity improve or resolve completely. This means that in addition to shedding excess body weight, you will see an improvement in associated illnesses. Excess weight loss is initially dramatic and can last for an extended period of time. This is provided that patients are compliant with the lifestyle and dietary changes required.
If you would like to hear more from our patients, take a look at our testimonials page. Here you’ll see CBSI patients talk about their experience and the long-term success they’ve had post-op. We are so proud to be a part of their journey.
Dr. Brown has an incredibly low complication rate, and his patients see a shorter recovery time than other bariatric surgeons. The gastric Roux-en-Y is safe and effective for morbidly obese patients. The procedure allows these patients to:
Lose significant weight and maintain weight loss long-term Reverse many obesity-related health problems Favorably impact longevity and quality of life For more information, call our office to speak with our skilled and compassionate team at 303-861-4505. If you are unsure whether all insurance companies cover the cost of surgery, fill out our free insurance evaluation. Someone from our team will get back to you to discuss your options and how much weight loss surgery will cost you.
Possible Side Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Robotic Gastric bypass surgery is associated with few complications, but it can still have risks and side effects.
Some possible side effects include:
Dr. Brown is a practiced robotic bariatric surgeon. This surgery allows him to make small incisions which limit the risk of complications and blood clots. Moreover, our team will consult with you about the possible side effects beforehand so you understand the risks associated with surgery. If you would like to know more about gastric bypass complications you can check out our blog about the topic here.
How Much Does a Gastric Bypass Cost?
We get a lot of questions from patients researching bariatric surgery costs. If your health insurance carrier does not cover the cost of surgery, our office can discuss alternatives with you. Like any surgical procedure, weight loss surgery is a consideration. That said, the majority of patients have found the benefits of surgery far outweigh the costs.
Not worried about insurance? To read more about weight loss surgery costs and understand what is included in our bundle package, read our blog on the topic. You can also compare the cost of other types of weight loss surgery, like gastric bands and sleeve gastrectomy.
If you already know that you have bariatric benefits through your health insurance, give our office a call today to schedule your initial consultation. Some health insurance carriers may ask you to partake in six months of medically supervised weight loss before covering your surgery.
Six-Months of Medically Supervised Weight Loss
If you are interested in bariatric surgery, we can start this process for you here at Parker Adventist Hospital. However, if it would be more helpful to try a medical weight loss program first before having the procedure done, we recommend that you go to Peak Medical Weight Loss Clinic instead. At a medical weight loss clinic, you’ll have access to providers who are invested in your progress. Other clinics may not be able to address specific needs when it comes to losing weight. We want you to succeed and will help as much as we can!
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Dr. Brown is great! He has made me feel comfortable throughout my entire journey. He is very kind, and knowledgeable. I couldn't be more grateful to have such a wonderful doctor. The whole program has really helped me become a better person, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking into bariatric surgery.
From the consultation to my post-op appointments, Dr. Brown is fantastic. He's easy to talk to, clear about what to expect and does a great job. He made me feel very comfortable and I'm so happy I choose to go with this surgeon. My incisions healed very well, pain was managed with no issues and I was released the day after surgery. All in all, I highly recommend Dr. Brown.
Having Bariatric surgery was a huge decision for me. I found Dr.Brown and it was the BEST experience I have ever had with a doctor. My entire process was just perfect! My surgery was so easy and I felt great almost immediately. I never had to take pain pills because of his expertise in managing pain without narcotics. I would recommend Dr.Brown again and again. He is compassionate and a wonderful surgeon!! Thank you Dr.Brown and your staff for all your wonderful care!