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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

During laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, gastric bypass surgery, your surgeon creates a small pouch from the top part of your stomach and attaches it to your small intestine. This restricts the amount of food you can eat. Manatee Weight Loss Center performs laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery at our Bradenton, Florida, offices.

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most popular weight-loss procedures in the United States.

How is it done?

All gastric bypass surgeries at Manatee Weight Loss Center are performed laparoscopically. Compared to open gastric bypass surgery, this minimally invasive technique may enable you to recover quicker with fewer complications.

In this procedure, your surgeon makes a few small incisions in your abdomen and inserts a laparoscope and other surgical instruments through them. The camera enables your surgeon to view inside your body during the procedure.

Using the surgical instruments, the surgeon then detaches the top section of your stomach and seals it shut to create a small pouch. The pouch is then attached to the lower part of the small intestine to bypass the larger part of the stomach.

The small intestine is still attached to the large part of the stomach, which allows the larger part of the stomach to receive blood and remain in place.

What are the advantages of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery?

After the gastric bypass surgery process, your stomach will hold less food, which limits the amount of nutrients the body absorbs. As a result, you will feel full faster, eat less, take in fewer calories and can lose weight. Most patients can expect to reduce their excess body weight by 80 to 85 percent within one to two years after the procedure.

Follow the Postoperative Nutrition Guide to help recover properly from laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery procedure. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, patients may also experience:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain or fewer complications after surgery
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery

Is laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery right for me?

Many factors such as your health and weight-loss goals will determine if you are a qualified candidate for laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Two common methods to measure obesity include Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Circumference. Calculate BMI using a simple tool found here.

Also, it is encouraged to attend a free educational seminar to learn more about the benefits and possible risks of the bariatric surgeries available at Manatee Weight Loss Center.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is serious because it is associated with poorer mental health outcomes and reduced quality of life. Obesity is also associated with the leading causes of death in the United States and worldwide, including diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.

A pattern of healthy eating and regular physical activity is also important for long-term health benefits and prevention of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. After eating solids are allowed, it’s encouraged that the patient adopts a healthy diet pattern that includes eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein, low-fat and fat-free dairy products.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Manatee Weight Loss Center at 941-896-9507.

Why choose laparoscopic bariatric surgery

If diet and exercise are not working, laparoscopic surgery for weight loss from a weight loss surgeon at the Manatee Weight Loss Center could be the right pick for you. Our team of weight loss professionals can help guide you through the process.

Gastric bypass laparoscopic surgery restricts the amount of food you eat, causing you to lose excess weight and potentially improve other health problems. Read the numerous success stories from former patients who underwent weight-loss treatment at Manatee Weight Center.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about surgical weight loss at Manatee Weight Loss Center, a weight-loss facility located in Manatee, Florida, please reach out to us today. We have the resources to answer any questions you may have, as well as determine which method may be right for you. Call Manatee Weight Loss Center at 941-896-9507.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.