Gastric bypass (short for the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) is a laparoscopic surgery involving two steps.
First, a small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce in volume, is created by dividing the top of your stomach from the rest of the stomach.
Then, the first portion of your small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch.
After surgery, three main factors work together to contribute to your weight loss:
Gastric bypass has very predictable results and you can expect to lose 60-to-80 percent of your excess body weight during the first year after surgery.
Typically, weight loss surgery is only explored with candidates with a BMI over 30 to 35 and depending on other health issues and personal weight loss goals.
Other health issues may include:
If you're ready to get started on your weight loss journey, email or call our Weight Loss Patient Coordinator today at 425.544.2000.