If you’re considering gastric bypass surgery in Las Vegas, you should learn the facts before making your decision. ALGSN Bariatric can answer any questions you have and walk you through every step of the process.
What Is a Gastric Bypass?
During a gastric bypass procedure, the surgeon will create a small pouch in the top of the stomach to significantly reduce the amount of food it can hold. The small intestine is then connected directly to this pouch so that calories and nutrients bypass the remainder of your stomach and immediately enter your digestive system.
A laparoscope—or a device with a small camera attached—allows the surgeon to make fewer incisions, making this a less invasive surgery. This procedure should take no more than a few hours, and you should expect a hospital stay of at least a couple days.
How Will a Gastric Bypass Help Me Lose Weight?
A gastric bypass results in a smaller stomach, so you won’t need to eat nearly as much to feel full. This will simplify sticking to controlled portions during your diet. Additionally, because calories and nutrients bypass the majority of your stomach, your body absorbs less of them.
Although this procedure has proven successful for weight loss, it’s important to adhere to your gastric bypass doctor’s dietary requirements after the surgery. The first two weeks will include clear liquids and daily bariatric vitamins. You’ll then progress to small portions of soft foods and protein the following two weeks.
If you think gastric bypass surgery could work for you, our Las Vegas team can help. We’ll provide a thorough evaluation and discuss your goals to give you the comfort and confidence you need to take this life-changing step. Contact us now to set up a consultation or to submit a free insurance check.