Robotic Gastric Bypass
Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery Procedure
During gastric bypass surgery, Dr. Brown creates a small pouch from the stomach. A piece of small intestine is attached to the pouch. Food can then come out of the pouch directly into part of the small intestine. This causes a part of the stomach and small intestine to be bypassed, which is where it gets its name.
The mechanism of weight loss is two-fold. Firstly, the small pouch restricts the amount of food you can ingest in one sitting. Secondly, the bypass of the stomach and duodenum restricts the body’s ability to absorb calories.
This is all achieved while still providing adequate nutrition. You will feel full faster, meaning that the food you are consuming needs to be nutritious. These dietary changes include restricted portions of food, as well as food choices that optimize nutritional requirements. As a result of the surgery, changes in eating habits are required. 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. Long-term commitment to make behavioral changes will ultimately make surgery successful. Our nutritionists and medical providers offer nutritional education to support you along that journey. We are committed to seeing you succeed!
At Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute, our Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures are performed using the robot. This means patients have less pain and bleeding, a reduced hospital stay, and faster recovery and mobility. This ensures a successful surgery, while also making the process as easy as possible on the patient.
Here is an example of a robotic gastric bypass narrated by Dr. Brown. It is a good example of the efficiency of the robot. The instruments move just like he moves his hands, resulting in minimal bleeding and trauma to the surrounding tissues.
Dr. Brown explains what robotic surgery is and what its advantages are in this video. Robotic surgery ensures a quicker recovery and a shorter stay in the hospital, which supports your long-term success.
Video of a Robotic Gastric Bypass
Ideal Candidates for Robotic Gastric Bypass
Weight loss surgery isn’t right for everyone. Like any surgery, gastric bypass surgery comes with health risks and side effects. That’s why our team performs a thorough health evaluation before recommending the procedure. Bariatric surgeons may differ when it comes to the ideal candidate for weight loss surgery. Here at Colorado Bariatric, ideal candidates are people who are:
- 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
- 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 comorbidities 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 be 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 their long-term success. We’ve had patients accomplish incredible goals post-op, and we are so proud to be a part of their journey. We also have testimonials in Spanish.
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 a safe and effective in 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 Gastric Bypass Cost?
We get a lot of questions from patients researching bariatric surgery cost. 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 cost, and understand what is included in the 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 the 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.