The Gastric Bypass–The Gold Standard

The Gastric Bypass–The Gold Standard

Why Bypass is Best

In continuing our review of obesity and effective treatments, it’s time to provide an update on the safety and effectiveness of the different surgical options that bariatric surgery has to offer. Before reaching some conclusion, You must read the details provided by us, on our website. This is because we want you to get fully aware of what are the specifications. We also offer a free consultation, you can come and join us for a free consultation. Our team would love to help you. We understand your problems and issues and therefore, we are here for you.

We Offer Support group services to our patients. However, Our Support group is a strength for our patients and new clients. Most importantly, We have always worked for the betterment of our patients. Above all, We care for their mental and physical health. That’s why we are here!

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is considered as the gold standard for weight-loss surgery. It was first done in the late 1960’s as an open procedure. Twenty years ago the laparoscopic method was developed making the recovery period significantly easier. The procedure has two basic parts: a small pouch in the upper stomach and a bypass of the first part of the small intestine. The small pouch is designed to hold only about 1 to 1.5 ounces as it will stretch out to about 25-30% of a normal size stomach at 1 year.

This represents the restrictive part of the operation and the component that will make you feel full and not hungry. The second part of the operation is the bypass of the first part of the intestine–usually about 40-45 inches. This component shortens the absorption portion of the intestines which leads to ultimate weight loss. With the combination of both components of the operation, the restrictive and the absorptive, the average person will lose 70% of their excess weight at about 1 year. The long-term weight loss at approximately 5 years is expected to be about 60-65% of excess weight loss.

Other Advantage

After having a gastric bypass, type II diabetes goes into remission 80-85% of the time. This means no medications with normal blood glucose levels. This phenomenon usually occurs by the time of discharge from the hospital. In addition, other common and problematic co-morbidities such as high blood pressure and obstructive sleep apnea also resolve about 60% of the time with improvement seen in the remaining patients.

Studies have shown better results when it is done as an inpatient where complications can be quickly diagnosed and treated effectively. Major complications are infrequent with leaks occurring less than 0.3% and blood clots occurring in less than 1%. The mortality rate is the same as having an appendectomy or having your gallbladder removed so it is very low.

To Conclude

In summary, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is an excellent surgical procedure for weight loss. It is a safe operation when done at a Center of Excellence by an experienced surgeon in an inpatient facility.

Do you know that many diseases take rise due to unnatural weight disease? It is a disease that gives rise to other diseases. Joint Pain and infertility are the 2 main diseases. There are many chances that these diseases will be reduced after surgery. If you haven’t thought of getting the surgery, then you must consider it. Because it’s letting the many harmful diseases enter your body.

We have always cared for our patients. Above all, Our patients have been our top priority. And for this, we have arranged different types of support groups for them, so that they feel at ease and at home. We have made this process very easy for our patients. We realize their pain and the problems they have been facing. So our institute and team have tried its best to make things and the whole process easy.

Please call our office at 303-861-4505 if you are interested in weight-loss surgery or visit our website. We are here to assist you in achieving your weight loss goals and a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Dr. Tom Brown
Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute



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