Gastric Bypass

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Gastric Bypass SurgeryGastric bypass is an operation in which most of the stomach is reduced to a small pouch to decrease the amount of food the stomach can physically hold. Then, the small intestine is reconfigured so food can bypass the majority of the stomach and part of the small intestine, reducing the number of calories ingested and absorbed. Patients are restricted on the amount of food ingested as well as the types of food which can be eaten.

Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery may experience improvement in, or resolution of, the following health problems:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Elevated cholesterol levels
  • Sleep apnea
  • Acid reflux
  • Feelings of depression
  • Back and joint pain
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Ovulation and fertility
  • Leg swelling

This procedure can be performed laparoscopically and robotically.

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We encourage anyone who is interested in weight loss surgery to attend Bariatrics 101, a free class offered on the third Wednesday of every month.

At these educational sessions, you will learn about:

  • the surgical procedures available
  • risks and benefits of procedures
  • insurance and payment options
  • life after bariatric surgery
  • surgeons performing surgery at NGMC

To learn more about our Free Bariatrics 101 Class click here. Ready to get started? Click the button below to view the class schedule and register for our upcoming class.

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To learn more about Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery and Services, call 770-219-0446 or submit our online form, today.

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