Connecticut Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
About This Procedure
There are more types of bariatric surgery available today than ever, but gastric bypass surgery remains the most well known. There’s good reason for this, with a successful history of more than 30 years, and a mountain of evidence indicating it’s a proven successful solution for fighting obesity and achieving wonderful, sustained weight loss. It’s important to understand more about the procedure though, what it actually is, and how it can help, and right here you’ll find all of the information you need.
What is the Gastric Bypass Procedure?
The Tristate New York Bariatric Group offers what is known as RYGB — laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. The end result is a new stomach pouch which is the size of a small egg or large walnut, with a direct connection to the small intestine, which means it bypasses the rest of the stomach.
The result is a procedure which actually works in two ways. First, the amount of food you’re able to eat is greatly reduced. Second, the calories absorbed from the food you eat is also reduced.
Gastric bypass has been widely utilized for more than three decades. That provides a wealth of data, success stories, and confidence, for anyone undergoing this procedure.
Benefits of Undergoing Gastric Bypass
There have been hundreds of studies on the effectiveness of bariatric surgery. One study summed up many of the others, analyzing 164 previous studies involving 160,000+ patients, and determining that gastric bypass was the most effective variety of bariatric surgery.
By successfully losing weight and keeping it off, you help fight against many other conditions and health risks. For instance, individuals who underwent gastric bypass had their risk of type 2 diabetes decrease by 80% compared to those who did not. Other health risks which bariatric surgery can fight include heart attack, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea.
New York Bariatric Group of Connecticut - Gastric Bypass Surgery
What should I Expect During & After the Procedure?
Here’s an overview of what actually happens during a gastric bypass:
- You’ll undergo general anesthesia prior to the surgery
- Small keyhole incisions are made for the laparoscopic procedure
- The laparoscope and surgical tools are inserted into place
- Your stomach is divided, creating a small upper pouch approximately 25 mls in size
- A piece of the small intestine is connected directly to this new small pouch, bypassing the rest of the stomach
- The tools are removed, and the incision is closed
- The procedure takes between two and four hours to complete
Most patients spend either one or two nights in the hospital after their procedure, at which point you’ll be discharged with detailed at-home care instructions to follow. We recommend staying home from work for about two weeks.
How Much is Gastric Bypass Surgery in Connecticut?
The most important factor for determining the gastric bypass surgery cost in Connecticut is of course whether or not you have insurance coverage. Today, gastric bypass is generally covered for obese individuals in need of this procedure.
Still, it can sometimes be difficult to maneuver this process, and we’ll do our best to provide you with assistance along the way. Further, we also offer financing plans for our patients who do not have insurance or who were unable to be approved for coverage.
I am ready to change my life, what should I do next?
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and the Tristate New York Bariatric Group will get you there. Call our team at 800.633.8446, and we’ll be happy to provide you with further information, or to schedule your initial consultation.
The sooner you take action, the sooner we can help. You can change your life, and save your life, with gastric bypass surgery in Connecticut from our expert team.
What are the risks of the Gastric Bypass?
Gastric bypass is proven to be the most successful form of bariatric surgery, yet, it also carries higher risks of complication than several leading alternatives, due to the complex nature of the procedure.
Of course, all surgery and procedures with general anesthesia involve inherent risks. Beyond those, risks include:
- Internal hernias
- Staple line failures
- Strictures of the site where intestines are joined
- Gastric “dumping” which causes nausea
- Malnutrition including iron and calcium deficiencies
- Need for revisional/corrective surgery
In the case of vitamin deficiencies, it’s recommended that gastric bypass patients take certain supplements to meet their dietary requirements.
What will my diet consist of after Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Immediately following your procedure, you’ll begin a two-week phase of an all-liquid diet. The next two weeks after that will allow you to begin eating soft or pureed foods, and for two more weeks, you can begin incorporating solid foods, such as small portions of lean meat and fish. While this is simplified, we’ll provide you with thorough instruction and hands-on consultation for every step along the way.
Our patients also benefit from our comprehensive bariatric program. This provides you with a wonderful array of resources, such as follow-up appointments, support groups, and mentors, along with our very own online shop. There, you can find doctor-recommended foods and vitamins to ensure you meet your dietary requirements.