Learn About Gastric Bypass in Houston
Gastric bypass surgery is a more complex surgical process than procedures like VSG and the weight loss balloon. However, it is a treatment that offers lasting results and data-driven success, supported by years of research on patient results.
At West Houston Surgical Associates, we offer obese patients the benefits of proven weight loss through gastric bypass bariatric surgery.
Why Choose Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)?
Similar to vertical sleeve gastrectomy, a gastric bypass reduces stomach size. However, the major difference is that Roux-en-Y weight loss surgery involves re-routing a section of small intestine to connect to the new stomach pouch. By doing this, Dr. Reilly is able to lessen your body’s ability to absorb calories, which aids in the weight loss process. The reduced stomach size also means that patients can only consume small portions of food each day, preventing the ability to eat oversized meals or take part in binge eating. Gastric bypass can provide patients with long-lasting results and promote sustained weight loss through this malabsorptive process.
This procedure is typically recommended for patients with a BMI (body mass index) between 40 and 50.
The Gastric Bypass Surgical Procedure
Gastric bypass treatment with our Houston weight loss surgeon can be performed in a minimally invasive fashion. Through discreet incisions, and the use of a laparoscopic (a small camera), the steps of the procedure can be completed without creating a larger incision and utilizing open surgery. Through laparoscopic Roux-en-Y surgery, patients enjoy faster healing, less discomfort after treatment, and less obvious scars.
Regaining Wellness and Health after Bariatric Surgery: Recovery
After treatment is complete, patients are required to stick to a liquid food diet for the first few weeks. Your time in our affiliated hospital after surgery can be several days or more, depending on the surgical processes utilized; laparoscopic surgery usually involves a shorter stay. It’s vital that patients stay hydrated after they are released home and follow all instructions for food intake during the healing process, including clear liquids, nutritional shakes, and easy-to-eat soft foods. Dr. Reilly provides all gastric bypass patients with clear instructions on how to enjoy a comfortable recovery.
Combined with diet and exercise, gastric bypass patients can expect to lose more than half of their excess body weight in a little over a year after surgery, with results maximized by keeping to a consistent, healthy routines and staying active when you are well enough to increase physical activity.
Schedule your Gastric Bypass Consultation
If you’re considering weight loss surgery, contact Dr. Christopher Reilly to learn more about what he and his team can do to help you. We’re devoted to helping patients love their new, healthy selves with weight loss surgery in Houston, TX.