Gastric Bypass Surgery
It’s amazing how this simple procedure has dramatically changed so many lives – through better nutrition, increased physical fitness, improved mental well-being, and overall quality of life!
What Are The Benefits Of Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Depending on individual cases and circumstances, some insurance companies may offer coverage for gastric bypass surgery, an excellent benefit helping even more members of society gain access to this life-changing surgery
Who Qualifies for Gastric Bypass?
- Patients who have a BMI of 40 or more.
- Those with certain health conditions related to obesity, such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, and hypertension, may also potentially qualify for the procedure.
Certain lifestyle changes must also be made and agreed upon before undergoing any bariatric surgery to achieve successful weight loss results in the long term
The process of this surgery is divided into two distinct parts:
- Stomach Stapling
In the first step, the surgeon will use staples to divide the stomach into two compartments – a small upper section and a larger lower section – creating a tiny stomach pouch that limits how much food can be consumed at one time.
By connecting this new smaller pouch to part of the small intestine, allowing food to bypass part of the stomach and small intestine, nutrition can be absorbed despite drastically reduced food intake.
This surgical intervention provides an effective long-term solution for people with morbid obesity that have not had success with other means of weight management.
Your First Step In Losing Weight
Contact us to determine if you are eligible for bariatric surgery, such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or SADI, and take the first step in your weight loss journey.
To schedule a consultation with bariatric surgeon Dr. Alibhai, please get in touch with Nova Bariatrics & Minimally Invasive Surgery by calling (469) 639-0953.