Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures for the seriously obese. By creating a smaller stomach pouch, the body’s normal digestive process is altered, restricting food intake and the amount of calories the body absorbs. As a result, food bypasses a large part of the stomach and most of the small intestine.
Gastric bypass surgery at NYC Surgical is performed laparoscopically using small videocameras and tiny incisions. During the procedure, a small stomach pouch is created and attached to a section of the small intestine. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine, where calories and nutrients are absorbed. The smaller stomach creates a feeling of fullness more quickly, and as a result less food is consumed.
Studies conducted on gastric bypass patients show that after one year, weight loss can average more than 75% of excess body weight, making it the most effective procedure to date. One report found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of serious health problems of participating patients by 96%. Although it is a very effective procedure, a discussion with your surgeon will determine the best option for you.
To discuss your specific situation in confidence or to learn more about gastric bypass surgery at NYC Surgial give us a call today.
Why choose NYC Surgical Associates?
NYC Surgical surgeons are consistently ranked in the top of their fields nationwide, both by peer surgeons, as well as patients alike. Our zero infection rate and extremely high experience with thousands of successful procedures is a testament to our attention to detail and perfectionism.
With a multitude of specialists on staff, including bariatric surgery, anesthesia, plastic surgery and vascular surgery, as well as a host of adjunct clinical specialists, we are well equipped to care for all of your medical needs surrounding your procedure and beyond.
Because all of our physicians , anesthesiologists, and facilities are under one umbrella, you will never receive numerous bills or be hit with surprise costs outside of what was originally discussed with you prior to your treatment with us.
We will take care of your entire insurance approval process from beginning to end, and do our best to minimize your out of pocket costs should your insurance allow this.
You will know what to expect, medically, financially, and surgically, and be in the best hands throughout. We know how to put your mind at east throughout this entire process, and we want to make it as easy for you as possible.