Gastric Bypass Surgery Austin
Gastric Bypass Surgery, the Procedure
Roux-en-Y, or gastric bypass surgery, is a rerouting of the digestive tract. Basically a smaller stomach is created by forming a pouch. Your gastric surgeon will then connect your small intestine to the pouch bypassing the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine. You are left with the ability to consume between one to two ounces of food and liquid. Because you are not able to eat a large amount of calories and because calorie absorption is reduced, weight loss is rapid. With Texas Bariatric Specialists in Austin you are in good hands. Dr. Patel is one of only two Fellowship-Trained and Center of Excellence Surgeons in Bariatric Surgery in all of South Texas and the only one in Austin.
Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic Surgery
Roux-en-Y is a “permanent” weight loss surgery option and has been used for over 30 years. It is mostly performed on men that are over 100 lbs and women who are over 80 lbs of their ideal body weight.. Patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40kg/m2 are also good candidates for this gastric bypass surgery option. Although there are some general guidelines for qualifying for this surgery, Texas Bariatric Specialists practice a “no exclusion” policy. So, what exactly is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric Bypass Surgery- Your Austin Support
You’ll receive help in adjusting to your new life through a multi-disciplinary support system including doctors, nutritionists, counselors, support groups, and supplements. We’ll help you choose an exercise and eating program that works for you and will cause you the least amount of discomfort in your recovery and weight loss journey. We’re always available to answer your questions. Our goal is to put life back into your lifestyle. You’re going to be part of an Austin based program that supports you before, during, and after your gastric bypass surgery.
Attend an Austin Area Gastric Bypass Surgery and Lap-Band Seminar
Your weight loss information search should be interactive. This is why we’ve created Austin area seminars for you to ask questions and receive the latest news in weight loss and weight loss surgery. To attend a free seminar there are two ways to register: