Gastric Bypass Surgery
For decades, gastric bypass has been the gold standard of bariatric surgery. This weight loss surgery creates a smaller stomach, about the size of an egg, and re-sets the metabolism while reducing appetite. Gastric bypass surgery, along with sleeve gastrectomy, are effective tools for addressing obesity and obesity-related diseases. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is one of the top bariatric surgeons in Los Angeles, offering minimally-invasive gastric bypass surgery to his patients.
What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
For individuals who have struggled with obesity and obesity-related disorders, gastric bypass surgery can be the procedure they need to obtain better health. Gastric bypass surgery re-sizes the stomach and makes alterations to the small intestines to change the way the body digests food. The results of this traditional weight loss surgery can include:
- Smaller stomach to restrict food consumption.
- Change in release of hunger hormones to help you feel fuller longer
- Effective treatment for GERD or acid reflux
- Excellent short-term and long-term weight loss results
- Restricts the number of calories absorbed
Gastric bypass surgery can give patients a tool to help them lose weight quickly and re-set their metabolism. Many obesity-related diseases like hypertension, type 2 diabetes and joint pain can be improved with significant weight loss that can be achieved with gastric bypass surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
Bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass surgery are designed to help those who are morbidly obese lose weight and become healthier. Both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery can obtain excellent results, and both are often covered by health insurance if you meet the requirements. If you have obesity-related health issues and need to lose excessive weight, you may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery. Dr. Shouhed can discuss the different options available, including gastric bypass surgery, and if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery.
Undergoing weight loss surgery is a major decision, but it can drastically change your health and quality of life. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified bariatric surgeon that offers minimally-invasive gastric bypass surgery through his practice in Los Angeles. Contact our office in LA today to schedule your personal consultation to discuss weight loss surgery with one of the best bariatric surgeons in LA.