The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass has the longest track record of all the Bariatric surgeries available today. Due to its longevity and positive outcomes, it is considered by many in the field of obesity as the “gold standard” bariatric surgery.
With well over 15 years in this specialty field, greater than eighty percent of Dr.McMahon’s patients had improved overall health and diabetes was greatly reduced or gone at six and twelve months from surgery. Many of these patients had higher acuity medical problems, yet their outcomes were better than the national average as collected in MBSAQIP.
The Gastric Bypass accounts for nearly fifty percent of weight loss surgeries done in the United States today. It is a powerful tool for individuals suffering from obesity.
With the Gastric Bypass, a small pouch is made at the top of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food you can eat.
The pouch is then connected to the small intestine, allowing food to bypass the lower stomach and the first two parts of the small intestine.
In most cases the surgery is performed laparoscopically, and is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed through very small incisions in the abdomen.
Most patients experience sixty percent of excess body weight lost within one to two years post surgery.