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.
- 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 is a 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.
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.
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.
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