Robotic Gastric Bypass

Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery in Denver

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.

Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery Procedure

Robotic Gastric Bypass | Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute

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.

 

A gastric bypass requires a significant dietary change after surgery. This procedure makes the stomach smaller, so there is less room for food. This means that you have to change your food choices to meet nutritional requirements of your body. You’ll eat smaller portions and only certain types of food, which will help you feel fuller faster so that the calories consumed are nutritious enough to maintain your weight loss goals. For more information on the effects of a gastric bypass before and after surgery, check out our in-depth blog post here.

 

Gastric bypass surgery is not a quick fix. We are committed to seeing you succeed! Long-term commitment to make behavioral changes will ultimately make success possible, with our nutritionists and medical providers offering nutritional education along the journey.

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.

Video of a Robotic Gastric Bypass

Ideal Candidates for Robotic Gastric Bypass

Colorado Bariatric is a medical team dedicated to helping you achieve your weight loss goals. We perform thorough health evaluations before recommending gastric bypass surgery because we want the best for our patients and their well-being. Bariatric surgeons may differ when it comes to who is an ideal candidate for this procedure but here at Colorado Bariatric we believe that candidates should be:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Morbidly obese with a BMI of 40 or higher
  • Obese with a BMI 35 or higher and have another weight-related health condition. These include: type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnea, hypertension (high blood pressure), or joint pain
  • Unsuccessful after trying multiple diet and exercise programs
  • Non-smokers
  • Dedicated to maintaining the lifestyle changes that accompany the surgery

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.

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!

Possible Side Effects

Robotic Gastric bypass surgery is associated with few complications, but it can still have risks and side effects. Some possible side effects include: 

  • bowel obstruction
  • ulcers
  • stomach perforation
  • gallstones
  • low blood sugar
  • malnutrition

 

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.

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