Being severely overweight or obese is a chronic condition with both genetics and environmental factors contributing to its prevalence. When it comes to long-term weight loss, there is no quick fix and often diet and exercise are not enough. Prioritize your health with the help of East Cooper Bariatric Surgery. We offer gastric bypass in Mount Pleasant to assist you with achieving your health goals.
WHAT IS GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY?
Gastric bypass is the most common form of bariatric surgery. It is minimally invasive meaning that only small incisions are made forreduced scarring. This also decreases the overall recovery time and minimizes the likelihood of complications during the surgery.
HOW IS GASTRIC BYPASS PERFORMED?
This surgery aids with weight loss by restricting the amount of food you eat and by preventing your body from absorbing excess calories. There are two components to the procedure:
First, a small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce or 30 milliliters in volume, is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach.
Next, the first portion of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch.
The procedure is completed by connecting the top portion of the divided small intestine to the small intestine further down. As a result, the stomach acid and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and first portion of small intestine will mix with the food you eat.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY?
Gastric bypass is not simply about losing weight. It is about changing your life and habits. In order to be considered eligible for this surgery, you must be severely overweight or obese. You will undergo a thorough screening process prior to the surgery to determine that you are eligible and to ensure that you are committed to the essential follow-up care.
At East Cooper Bariatric Surgery, we are dedicated to aiding you with achieving your weight loss goals so you can live a full and healthy life. Discover if you would be a good candidate for this surgery by contacting us to schedule an appointment.