Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics
Bariatric & General Surgery & GERD/Reflux Specialists located in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass is surgery that allows for excellent results with low complication rates. At Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics, experienced weight-loss surgeon Shani Belgrave, MD, offers gastric bypass and other procedures in the convenient ambulatory surgery center in Atlanta, Georgia. Call the office or click the provided online scheduling link to learn more now.
What is Laparoscopic gastric bypass?
Laparoscopic gastric bypass is a weight-loss surgery. This procedure divides a small part of your stomach off to limit the amount of food you can eat.
One anastomosis gastric bypass is an advanced procedure that uses techniques of both gastric sleeve surgery and traditional gastric bypass to create an effective path to sustained weight loss.
How does gastric bypass surgery work?
In laparoscopic gastric bypass, your surgeon sections the top part of your stomach, making it into a tube. The small intestine is connected to this tubular part of the stomach at a point that stimulates the GLP -1 hormone receptors in the small bowel. Remember GLP-1? That's what all the excitement is about as far as new weight loss drugs. And guess what!!?? You already have it. We're just activating something that you already have!! This also connects the portion of your small intestine that's most active in calorie absorption and connect that tube to another section of your small intestine.
This achieves two things: a much smaller food capacity and stimulation of your own weight loss small bowel receptors, both of which help you to lose weight.
Do I qualify for Laparoscopic gastric bypass?
To qualify for any weight-loss surgery, you must meet some basic qualifications including:
- Body mass index (BMI) of over 40
- BMI over 35, with obesity-related conditions like high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes
- Age 18 or older
- Good general health, apart from obesity-related conditions
Of course, the biggest factor of all is commitment. To achieve success with gastric bypass or any type of weight-loss surgery, you have to commit to a lasting lifestyle change. The changes in diet and exercise are worth it — many people greatly improve their health and even work with their doctors to reduce or discontinue unnecessary medications.
If you need to lose weight but your BMI disqualifies you from gastric bypass or other surgery, a nonsurgical procedure, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, can limit your food intake and produce good results.
To learn more about one anastomosis gastric bypass, call the Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics office or click the scheduling link now.