Gastric bypass is one of the oldest and most reliable bariatric surgeries available. For patients suffering from obesity, gastric bypass surgery can be a life-saving procedure and even lead to the remission of diabetes. Gastric bypass is the gold standard of bariatric surgery. Brand Surgical Institute is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facility specializing in personalized gastric bypass in Glendale surgeries that can facilitate consistent and sustainable weight loss, helping you lead a healthier life.
How can Gastric Bypass help you?
How does gastric bypass work?
Gastric bypass is a surgical weight loss procedure that modifies two aspects of your digestive system — it reduces the size of your stomach and the intestinal path. The surgeon divides your stomach with a stapler, leaving a small pouch that acts as your stomach, reducing the volume of food you need to feel full and satisfied. Reducing the stomach size modifies how much food you feel compelled to consume.
After reducing the stomach size, the surgeon divides the small bowel and connects it to the reduced stomach pouch. As such, the food you consume doesn’t go through the entire intestine, which limits the calories you absorb from the food. When you absorb fewer calories, you gain less weight. As such, this procedure reduces hunger pangs, allows you to feel satisfied with less food, and reduces the calories consumed from each meal.
Gastric bypass may lead to the remission of diabetes
Gastric bypass surgery is a good option for patients with type 2 diabetes, the leading cause of death in the United States. Studies have shown that patients with diabetes who undergo gastric bypass surgery start experiencing a remission of diabetes within a few days. Since gastric bypass surgery also leads to a psychological change within the patient, it can control the habits that accelerate the progression of diabetes.
Drawbacks of gastric bypass surgery:
- More complex than gastric sleeves and banding
- Longer recovery period than other bariatric surgeries
- Higher risk of complications than other procedures because of new bowel connections
- Need to take numerous oral supplements to receive the necessary nutrients
Gastric bypass in Glendale surgery works by limiting the volume of food you can consume and the calories absorbed by the intestines. Since this procedure limits the calories absorbed, it also limits the nutrients absorbed by your body. To prevent major complications, you must take numerous oral supplements, such as iron, calcium, vitamins, and vitamin B12 injections. If you don’t take supplements, you may suffer from serious complications.
You are the ideal candidate for gastric bypass if:
- You have a BMI of or more than 40, i.e., you’re more than 100 pounds overweight.
- You have a BMI of or more than 35 and one or more obesity-related co-morbidities, such as respiratory disorders, sleep apnea, heart disease, hypertension, type II diabetes, etc.
- You have not been able to sustain weight loss through natural weight loss efforts.
- You want a rapid and permanent solution to weight loss.
Schedule a consultation for gastric bypass surgery in Glendale, CA
Brand Surgical Institute is a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical facility specializing in the latest and safest bariatric surgeries. Our surgical experts specialize in numerous weight loss techniques, including gastric bypass, widely considered the gold standard of bariatric surgeries. Obesity affects everyone differently, and we take special measures to ensure the optimal safety of the procedure while guiding you towards a healthier life. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for gastric bypass in Glendale.