Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Consider gastric bypass surgery—a well-established procedure that can help people like you lose, on average, 70 percent of excess weight. Your experienced surgeon at Rex Bariatric Specialists performs this treatment as a laparoscopic surgery, meaning with small incisions that let you recover faster and more comfortably. Visit us for expert care in Raleigh, Wakefield, Garner, Cary or Holly Springs, North Carolina.

How Gastric Bypass Surgery Works

In gastric bypass surgery, the weight-loss surgeon uses staples to divide your stomach into a small upper pouch and larger bottom section. Food you eat goes only into the small pouch, which means you’ll feel full sooner.

Next, the surgeon connects your small intestine directly to the pouch. This step lets food bypass some of the intestine, so your body absorbs fewer calories.

What to Expect After Gastric Bypass

Expect to lose most weight in the first year after surgery if you follow recommended lifestyle changes, including eating healthfully and exercising. By the second year, weight loss will level off. Take bariatric vitamins and other supplements as directed to help your body get all the nutrients it needs after surgery. Make meal planning easier with our bariatric recipes.

Like all surgeries, gastric bypass carries some risk of complications, such as infection or bleeding. You can entrust your safety to the surgeons at Rex Bariatric Specialists. They have performed hundreds of successful weight-loss surgeries with very low complication rates.

Support for Your Journey

Find out if you qualify for bariatric surgery—treatment that can improve many health problems linked to obesity. Then, learn how you benefit from Rex Bariatric Specialists’ thorough preparation for surgery and support during recovery.