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.
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.