A gastric bypass, like the sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure done to help you lose weight. In this operation, the food you eat is rerouted, essentially “bypassing” the stomach. Like the sleeve gastrectomy, it also has multiple effects that promote weight loss.
- A small pouch is created at the top of the stomach which limits the amount of food that can be consumed in one meal.
- Hunger craving is satisfied with small meals.
- Bypassing the stomach inhibits the hormonal/metabolic effects that promote fat storage and weight gain.
- Can have a positive effect on patients with type 2 diabetes and glucose control
Do I need weight loss surgery?
If you’re carrying too much weight, your overall health may be in jeopardy. Obesity is closely linked to serious health problems, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Sleep apnea
Transform Weight Loss offers weight loss surgery to help you achieve long-term weight loss, minimizing your risk for grave medical conditions, improving your quality of life, and improving your overall well-being.