Gastric Bypass San Diego

Gastric bypass surgery is a surgical weight loss procedure which makes changes to the digestive system to assist with weight loss. The bariatric team at Olde Del Mar Surgical use laparoscopic techniques, which involves the creation of smaller incisions that allow access for a video camera and other surgical tools to complete the surgery.

The Process

The minimally invasive nature of the surgery can shorten recovery time, diminish the risk of complications, and minimize postoperative scarring. Besides these benefits, gastric bypass surgery can improve the ability to perform daily activities, which in turn improves the quality of life.

Who Would Benefit?

Patients that may typically do better with gastric bypass are those who have morbid obesity or a BMI greater than 50 and those who have severe type 2 diabetes. You can use our BMI Weight Loss Calculator to determine your current Body Mass Index.

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The Surgery

When performing a gastric bypass, the surgeon will first isolate a small portion of the stomach, creating, in essence, a stomach pouch. Next, the small intestine below the central part of the stomach is cut, leaving most of the stomach with the attached section of small intestine, disconnected from the digestive tract. Finally, the small stomach pouch is connected to the corresponding small intestine so that food can process. The disconnected stomach and small intestine segment are reattached to a section of the small intestine to aid in drainage. This "disconnected" segment will no longer process food, reducing the capacity of the stomach.

Gastric bypass surgery requires reconfiguration of the digestive tract making it a complicated procedure to reverse. Prospective patients need to understand the complications that can arise before deciding to undergo this weight loss surgery. Most patients will need to spend 2 to 3 days in the hospital, followed by a 2 to 4 week recovery period. You can learn more about what to expect after surgery in our resources.

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Olde Del Mar provides laparoscopic surgery for diverticulitis and medical weight loss programs

How Olde Del Mar Surgical Can Help

At Olde Del Mar surgical, we have considerable experience with gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and lap-band surgery. Currently, Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul performs more gastric bypass procedures than any other surgical group at Scripps Memorial Hospital.

Given the slightly higher risk of gastric bypass surgery, we consider all patient factors before making a personalized recommendation about the type of surgery that may be best suited to an individual. We value the input of our registered dietitian, clinical psychologist, and referring physicians, as we strive to choose the best procedure for a given patient. The choice is ultimately up to the patient and his/her bariatric surgeon, with the patient having the final say after a fully informed discussion of the facts.

Are You a Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Contact us to find out if gastric bypass is the right solution for you.

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