Gastric bypass is a minimally invasive surgery that can be performed laparoscopically or robotically. During this procedure, a majority of the stomach is reduced to a small pouch to decrease the amount of food the stomach can physically hold. The small intestine is then reconfigured so food can bypass the larger portion of the stomach and part of the small intestine, changing the way nutrients and calories are absorbed. Gastric Bypass patients are restricted on the amount and types of food that can be consumed.
Impact of Gastric Bypass surgery
Patients who have gastric bypass surgery may experience improvement with 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
How Can I Become a Bariatric Patient?
We encourage anyone who is interested in weight loss surgery to attend Bariatrics 101, a free class offered on the third and fourth 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.
To learn more about Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery and Services, call 770-219-0446 or submit our online form, today.