Hafford Bariatrics helps patients looking for options for gastric surgery in Irving, TX, and gastric bypass is an attractive option for many patients. Gastric bypass is the most common bariatric operation performed in America. The procedure helps patients lose on average 60-80% of their excess body weight.
A gastric bypass restricts the amount of food that can be consumed to a “gastric pouch.” This small stomach also bypasses a part of the intestine via the roux limb. Because of this bypass, patients will rapidly lose weight–the fastest weight loss on average compared to other gastric surgeries.
If a patient is suffering from type 2 diabetes, there is also a chance that gastric bypass can help. After a gastric bypass, patients on average have an 80% chance that they will no longer require their type 2 diabetes medication. Additionally, gastric bypass helps reduce reflux.
Like many gastric surgeries, patients will be counseled on proper nutrition, as getting the proper amount of vitamins and nutrients can become an issue for patients who have had a gastric bypass. Patients who elect to have a gastric bypass will have a 48 hour hospital stay and can expect to return to work in 3-4 weeks.