Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is where the stomach is made into a small pouch and the small intestine is rerouted in order for the ingested food to “bypass” some of the digestive tract. This procedure helps to restrict the amount of food you can eat and alters how your body absorbs nutrients. 

There are different variations of the way that gastric bypass surgery can be performed. The two most common types of gastric bypass surgery are the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and the Single Anastamosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB). They differ in the distance of small bowel which is ‘bypassed’ and the number of joins required to reroute the intestines. 

The benefits of gastric bypass surgery extend far beyond weight loss. It can lead to significant improvements in obesity-related health conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnoea, to name a few.

It’s important to keep in mind that gastric bypass surgery is not a shortcut when it comes to weight loss. Instead, it serves as a valuable tool that, when paired with lifestyle changes, can lay the foundation for long-term success.

At MedSurg Weight Loss we understand the unique care required for patients before and after gastric bypass surgery. We work closely with highly regarded and experienced bariatric surgeons in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and can support your surgical weight loss journey every step of the way.

If you’re considering weight loss surgery and would like a comprehensive assessment to see if this is the right weight loss intervention for you, call (07) 3373 0265 or email to book an appointment.

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