Understanding the Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery which involves separating part of the stomach, creating a smaller stomach for food to pass through. The surgery also modifies the digestive track so part of the small intestines are bypassed. Patients lose weight because they eat less food, feel full more quickly, and fewer calories are absorbed by the body since gastric bypass is both a ‘restrictive’ and ‘malabsorptive’ procedure. The most common gastric bypass surgery is called the Roux-en-Y.

Dr. Misra performs gastric bypass surgery, and can help you decide if it is a good option for you. Contact her here for more information or to set up a time to learn more about weight loss surgery options.