What to expect from Gastric Bypass Surgery?

The surgeon creates a small stomach pouch by stapling your stomach and then attaching a “Y” shaped section to the pouch that will work as a bypass to re-route the ingested food through your digestive system, so it won’t absorb as much calories as it used to.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for this procedure?

This procedure is a good option for people with a BMI between 35 and 40 units, who suffer from life-threatening problems for example, severe sleep apnea, obesity-related heart diseases or diabetes.

Which is the length of the surgery?

Usually it can take about 2 to 4 hours to get the surgery done.

Will I have to stay in the hospital?

Our patients stay at least 3 nights at the hospital to be under medical supervision and nursecare.

Then, our best recommendation is to stay for another 2 nights at a hotel near the hospital so we can make sure that there are no complications, so you can return home safely.

How much time will I have to wait to go back to work?

You will be able to go back to your normal activities and work within 1 week.

When would I see the final results of my gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass is one of the most commonly performed procedures for overweight patients. Within 6 months, most of our patients can see a significant change by losing approximately half of their weight. For this procedure to be successful it is essential for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating properly, following the post-op indications and having an active life. In some cases, is possible to lose between 65% to 80% of excess of weight, 1 year after surgery.

 

 

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