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GASTRIC BYPASS

Gastric Bypass surgery is the most common weight loss procedure performed in the United States and provides a very effective and consistent long term weight loss. In the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the stomach is made smaller by creating a very small pouch at the top of the stomach using surgical staples. The size of this newly created "stomach pouch" approximates the size of an egg.

The smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum) bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum), hence the term "GASTRIC BYPASS". This surgical procedure achieves significant weight loss in the following two mechanisms: by reducing the size of the stomach (effectively limiting the amount of food that can be consumed by the patient), and by creating a "short cut" in digestion because of the malabsorption obtained by intestinal re-routing. This combination of gastric restriction and intestinal bypass allows decreased absorption of calories. Patients eat less food, feel full sooner, absorb less calories, and as a result begin shedding excess pounds and significant weight loss is achieve!

The average patient may expect to lose up to approximately 70-80% of their excess weight within two years. More than 90% of patients will maintain successful weight loss even five years after surgery.

This procedure can be performed with minimal invasive technique with small puncture-incisions with a video camera called "LAPAROSCOPIC" or can be done by traditional method of a large abdominal incision. Clinical outcomes demonstrate that the laparoscoic approach to surgery for obesity suggest that it reduces recovery time and postsurgical complications. Dr. Teng specializes in minimally invasive surgical technique and performs all of his bariatric surgeries including gastric bypass via the Laparoscopic method.

As with all surgical weight-loss procedures, it is imperative that Roux-en-Y patients adhere to dietary recommendations and daily nutritional supplement.

Many of Dr. Teng’s patients travel from near by towns to seek his expertise in bariatric surgery. We have provided directions to our practice from the following cities for your convenience:

 
 
 
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