Achieve and maintain a healthier weight with gastric bypass
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is one of the most frequently performed procedures for morbid obesity in the U.S.16 Gastric bypass uses both a restrictive and a malabsorptive surgery technique. It restricts food intake and the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs. In addition to creating a smaller stomach pouch, the surgery changes the body's normal digestive process. As a result, food bypasses a large part of the stomach and most of the small intestine. See how gastric bypass works.
Gastric bypass surgery studies have shown that gastric bypass patients typically lost 61.6% of their excess weight after bariatric surgery.9 Many health problems (back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and depression) improve or are resolved following surgery.
Gastric bypass leads to significant weight loss and improved health
Studies conducted on gastric bypass surgery show that after 1 year, weight loss can average 77% of excess body weight.17 A comprehensive clinical review of bariatric surgery data showed that patients who had a bariatric surgical procedure experienced complete resolution or improvement of some of their obesity-related health problems (known as comorbid conditions), including type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia (high lipid [fat] levels in the bloodstream), high blood pressure, and obstructive sleep apnea.9 One gastric bypass information study found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of serious health problems of participating patients by 96%.17
Learn more about the health benefits of gastric bypass surgery.
Weight loss surgery cost savings over time
A recent study shows that laparoscopic (minimally invasive) weight loss surgery can lead to significant savings for patients. One important reason is that weight loss surgery may help to improve or resolve conditions associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure,9 so patients save money on related prescription drugs, doctor visits, and hospital visits.11
Many insurance plans offer coverage for bariatric surgery. We can show you how to work with your provider to see if you have insurance coverage for bariatric surgery.
Get the answers you need about gastric bypass at an information seminar
For more information about gastric bypass, we encourage you to attend an information seminar hosted by a REALIZE trained surgeon at a bariatric clinic that offers gastric banding, gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy. You'll learn about surgical options, you'll meet bariatric team members who will support you before and long after your surgery, and you may also hear from patients who have had weight loss surgery. There's no pressure to make a commitment—and no better way to get weight loss surgery information. Of course, family and friends are welcome, too.
Use our seminar finder to locate a seminar in your area, and register to ensure that you have a seat because seminars often fill up.
Want to talk it over? We're ready to help. Call us at 1-855-2-REALIZE if you have questions or concerns or want help finding a seminar near you.