•         

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Procedures

Dr. Alberto Carlos recommends the Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass surgery for morbidly obese patients with a Body Mass Index between 40 to 56. Patients that suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may be candidates even if their BMI is lower than 40, and age limits may have exceptions as well if the patient suffers from Medically diagnosed Acid Reflux.

Options_bypass_bariatrics_cer_tijuana_mexico

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery enhances weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery reduces the stomach’s storage capacity, which limits food intake and helps you feel full much sooner than a regular size stomach.

Benefits

  • Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes. / Improved fertility (PCOS)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Joint pain relief
  • Improved cardiovascular health / Eliminate obstructive sleep apnea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Disease (NASH) / Some Stomach cancers
  • And many other diseases.
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery enhances weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts.
  • The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery reduces the stomach’s storage capacity, which limits food intake and helps you feel full much sooner than a regular size stomach.
  • Amongst the benefit of weight loss, Gastric Bypass surgery has benefited thousands of our patients at CER Bariatrics by helping reduce and in, some cases, put into remission the effects of such diseases. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

What's Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. During gastric bypass surgery, your physician makes changes to your stomach and small intestine to change the way they absorb and digest food. 

Gastric bypass aids weight loss by Restricting the amount of food that your stomach holds, Limiting the number of calories and nutrients your body absorbs changing your gut hormones, which help you feel fuller longer, contribute to appetite suppression and the reversal of obesity-caused metabolic syndrome.

THE PROCEDURE

  • Medications are administered for your comfort during the weight loss surgery.

  • Make several small incisions on your abdomen to insert the laparoscope.

  • Assess the abdomen and then use surgical staples to create a small pouch at the top of your stomach.

  • This pouch, which over time can hold about one cup of food, will be your new, smaller stomach.

RECOVERY TIME

Gastric Bypass is a major surgery. After Gastric Bypass surgery, you will stay at CER Hospital two nights to recover. As always, it’s important that you follow the doctors orders.

  • Bowel movements may be difficult or painful, this is normal.

  • Sip your liquids constantly.

  • Constipation is normal the first week post-operative.

  • Walk as much as you can, this helps the healing process.

  • Take your pain medication when you need them.

  • Follow your post op diet.

Dr. Alberto Carlos Two-Step approach: Patients that have a BMI higher than 60 may want to consider having a two-step bariatric approach for a safer and more effective weight loss process.

The patient with a higher body mass index may consider having the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy first, and if adequate weight loss is, not achieved. The patient may consider having a conversion surgery from Gastric Sleeve to the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. The two-step approach is ideal for patients, that have a BMI higher than 60.

Patient Testimonials

They Changed Their Lives, What About You?

Other Procedures