Gastric Bypass Surgery.
Gastric bypass surgery is a malabsorptive and restrictive weight loss surgery type, which means it changes both the size of your stomach and the way your body absorbs nutrients. This double approach makes it the weight loss surgery option with the potential to lose the most weight the fastest. However, it requires major changes to both your diet and overall lifestyle that means you must be committed for life when you choose this surgery.
Doctors encourage obese individuals to diet and exercise; however, when those techniques fail to bring results, the physician may recommend gastric bypass surgery. This surgical procedure is just one of several bariatric surgeries, and may be the most popular across America. This is due in part to the fact that it has fewer complications than many other types of weight loss surgery. Those who may qualify for the procedure currently have a body mass index (BMI) over 40, or have a BMI of 35 to 39 along with a serious health problem, including high blood pressure, sleep apnea or diabetes.
Although the initial gastric bypass was developed in 1967, there were several complications, including vitamin deficiencies, peritonitis, and anemia. Today, the surgical procedure has been perfected with miVIP’s minimally invasive technology.
How is the Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?
Our miVIP surgery clinics are proud to offer several options to our valued clients. These include:
- Roux-en-Y: During roux-en-y, a large part of your stomach is removed and a small pouch is left behind. The pouch is then attached to a point in the middle of your small intestine. This leaves the top portion of your small intestine intact, as it is where a majority of nutrient absorption takes place.
- Da Vinci Approach: Using da Vinci robotics, the Roux-en-Y approach is simplified through minimally invasive techniques. The surgical connection between the small intestine and stomach are securely sewn, reducing potential post-operative infections and bleeding.
- Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch: This da Vinci procedure involves removing a large portion of the stomach. The small pouch that is created is then reattached to the end of the small intestine. This enhances nutrient absorption and is usually reserved for individuals with a BMI greater than 50.
Ask our surgeons about all of our minimally invasive bariatric surgery options to find the best option for you.
The Surgeons at miVIP.
At miVIP, we have a professional team of surgeons that have extensive experience in performing gastric bypass with innovative da Vinci technology. Each surgeon has extensive experience in the field. You are in good hands when you choose to have your gastric bypass surgery performed by one of our reputable surgeons and minimally invasive da Vinci technology.
What to expect after Gastric Bypass Surgery?
After having minimally invasive gastric bypass with da Vinci technology, you can expect to have life-changing results. Since your nutrition absorption will be dramatically affected by the surgery, it is crucial that you eat foods high in vitamins and nutrients. Any fatty or sugary foods may lead to diarrhea and vomiting because the body can no longer absorb the nutrients properly. You are also at an increased risk for stomach perforation and bowel obstruction.
Your weight loss may be dramatic. Some patients lose as much as 20 lbs. each month, however, anywhere from 10 to 20 lbs. is normal. If you have any medical conditions caused by your weight problem, you may continue to see them improve and may see them disappear altogether.
Cost of Gastric Bypass.
The cost of your minimally invasive bariatric surgery will depend upon your specific insurance company. Most insurance companies recognize gastric bypass as an effective treatment for severe obesity with underlying medical conditions, and will cover it. Check with your insurance company to see whether they will help you with the cost of the procedure.
Call miVIP Today.
Call miVIP today to find out more information on gastric bypass surgery. You can contact us by phone at 855.496.4847 or you can chat live to a qualified representative online.