Reduce Your Risk for Co-Morbidities through Gastric Bypass Surgery
Dr. Jacqueline Osuna can perform gastric bypass surgery at our Guadalajara and Tijuana, MX, medical facilities to help you lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle following obesity. Gastric bypass is a malabsorptive, non-reversible weight loss procedure. In addition to restricting your food intake, the procedure also inhibits calorie and nutrient absorption. Because portions of the stomach and small intestine are transformed and re-routed, patients can lose significant amounts of weight to improve their health and life.
Gastric bypass surgery can provide significant and almost immediate changes for patients who are seeking to lose large amounts of weight.
Reasons to Undergo Gastric Bypass
Obesity significantly increases your risk for serious health complications, such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. Patients who have not yet been diagnosed with such complications can mitigate these risks by losing weight through bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass. By undergoing weight loss surgery, you can gain control over serious health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and sleep apnea.
Gastric bypass surgery can provide significant and almost immediate changes for patients who are seeking to lose large amounts of weight. Because this procedure will change how your body processes and digests food, most patients are expected to lose 60 to 80 percent of their excess weight within the first year to 18 months after surgery. Other procedures will typically take longer for patients to achieve such significant results. Careful preparation is required in order to achieve the best results, and Dr. Osuna will provide detailed guidance at every stage of your treatment.
What to Expect During Your Procedure
Dr. Osuna performs most gastric bypass surgeries laparoscopically. This means smaller incisions are made, which will minimize future scarring and can lower risks you may face. The procedure takes approximately two hours to complete. After creating the incisions, Dr. Osuna will insert the laparoscope (video camera), followed by the necessary surgical instruments. To divide your stomach into one small section and one larger section, she will divide and separate your stomach into two sections.
The upper, smaller section, typically referred to as a “pouch”, which will be roughly the size of an egg. Dr. Osuna will then connect a portion of the small intestine to this pouch. This process allows the food to bypass large sections of the stomach and small intestine where most calorie and nutrient absorption takes place. After surgery, you should get plenty of rest and take short walks to promote blood flow. To help ensure a smooth recovery, Dr. Osuna can review detailed at-home care instructions prior to treatment.
What are the Benefits?
For most patients, the numerous benefits gastric bypass offers far outweighs the disadvantages. Within the first year following your surgery, you will likely see major improvements in both your weight and your health. By following Dr. Osuna’s post-operative nutrition guidelines, you can achieve the weight loss success you desire.
Your new, slimmer figure will boost your confidence and improve your social life. Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery often report an enhancement in their quality of life and overall outlook. Another benefit is the ability to keep the weight off, since your stomach size will remain smaller.
Effective Weight Loss Solutions
If your attempts at weight loss and disease management have been unsuccessful, contact our bariatric center to schedule an appointment. Dr. Osuna can assess your health and weight to determine if gastric bypass can help you achieve your health and weight loss goals. She can also explain the differences between gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® surgery.
“My experience with Dr. Osuna and her staff was better than I could have imagined. She was absolutely amazing...The city was beautiful and safe, the hospital was beautiful and clean, the staff were great, I could not have asked for more.” Natalie P.