Gastric Bypass in Fort Worth and Surrounding Areas
Gastric Bypass is a surgery that is normally performed laparoscopically in a hospital with at least a one night stay. The purpose of the Gastric Bypass is to make the stomach smaller and allow food to bypass a portion of the small intestine. This procedure restricts the amount of food eaten and the amount of food that is absorbed by the intestines.
A few years ago, the surgeons of Fort Worth LAP-BAND® elected to stop doing the Gastric Bypass procedure. We believe that surgical techniques have improved and that in most cases there is a more advanced procedure that will fit your lifestyle. If you are interested in a weight loss procedure, please visit our LAP-BAND®, Gastric Sleeve, or
New iBand pages.
Some advantages of the Gastric Bypass:
- Rapid initial weight loss
- Laparoscopic approach if possible
- Longer experience in USA
Some disadvantages of the Gastric Bypass:
- Stomach cutting, stapling and intestinal re-routing required
- More operative complications than some other procedures (i.e. LAP-BAND®)
- Portion of digestive tract is bypassed, resulting in potential nutritional deficiencies
- "Dumping syndrome" can occur
- Extremely difficult to reverse
- Higher mortality rate that some procedures (i.e. LAP-BAND®)