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One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass Specialist

Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics

Bariatric & General Surgery & GERD/Reflux Specialists located in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

One anastomosis gastric bypass is a simplified version of gastric bypass surgery that allows for excellent results with lower complication rates. At Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics, experienced weight-loss surgeon Titus Duncan, MD, offers one anastomosis gastric bypass and other procedures in the convenient ambulatory surgery center in the Buckhead area in Atlanta, Georgia. Call the office or click the provided online scheduling link to learn more now.

One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass Q&A

What is one anastomosis gastric bypass?

One anastomosis 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 one anastomosis gastric bypass work?

In one anastomosis gastric bypass, your surgeon sections the top part of your stomach, making it into a tube. They remove 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 malabsorption, both of which help you to lose weight.

How is one anastomosis gastric bypass different from Roux-en-Y?

One anastomosis gastric bypass simplifies the Roux-en-Y procedure. With the Roux-en-Y procedure, your surgeon creates two new anastomosis (connections) using the small intestine, but with one anastomosis gastric bypass, there's just one. This reduces not only the complexity of the procedure, but also the operating time and rate of complications.  

Because one anastomosis gastric bypass accomplishes the same goals as Roux-en-Y with less anatomical changes, it's sometimes called mini gastric bypass surgery. 

Do I qualify for one anastomosis gastric bypass work?

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 one anastomosis 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 one anastomosis 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.