Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass

You may be considering weight loss surgery if you have been unable to maintain weight loss through diet, exercise, and/or medication. Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a safe, proven option for weight loss. Weight loss surgery is not a quick-fix or an easy way out. But when it's accompanied by permanent lifestyle changes, it can help you achieve lasting benefits in your physical, emotional and social well-being.

When facing weight loss challenges, you need compassionate, comprehensive support. At Obesity Solutions our team of weight loss experts — including bariatric surgeons and licensed dieticians— helps you to overcome weight loss obstacles with personalised treatment programs.

Our bariatric experts offer the most effective, minimally invasive treatment for fast, long-term weight loss: gastric bypass surgery. Using the latest techniques and research to guide your treatment, we can help you achieve your weight loss goals. While losing weight, our team closely works with a primary care provider to help reduce or eliminate medications that you may already be taking.

Advanced, effective weight loss surgery

The gastric bypass surgery procedure consists of a combination of restriction and malabsorption. A restrictive procedure makes the stomach smaller in order to reduce the intake of food. A malabsorptive procedure reduces the amount of intestine. This way, the body absorbs fewer calories. During surgery, our surgeons make a few small incisions (about the size of your thumb) in your abdomen. Using specialized instruments and a camera, we remove a portion of your stomach, reducing it to the size of a small pouch. This new, smaller stomach is redirected to a lower part of the small intestine. Thus, food passes by the rest of your stomach and the top of your small intestine.
Minimally invasive surgery means you recover from surgery rapidly, with less pain and less risks for infections. Our experienced surgeons have performed thousands of these procedures. Hence you are in excellent hands. This procedure can:
• control sweet and carbohydrate cravings;
• reduce hunger and improves satiety with smaller amounts of food;
• be reversed.
Half of our patients go home after one night in the hospital-the other half go home the second night-depends on personal recovery.

Long-term weight loss support

The Obesity Solutions weight loss team helps you maintain your weight loss and get healthier. We offer support before, during and after surgery to ensure you can embrace the healthy habits that will benefit your whole body. Our registered dieticians help you understand what you can and cannot eat after surgery by providing you a nutrition plan that helps with consuming the vitamins and minerals you need while still supporting weight loss.

After surgery, our physical therapists are happy to assist you with getting stronger. If necessary, they can introduce you to personalized training courses for cardiovascular health. Exercise does not only help you to lose weight, it also increases your muscles, bone and heart health and reduces health risks. Your weight loss team at Obesity Solutions provides the attention you need, when you need it. We assist you with your weight loss and help you to maintain it by among others, guiding you and having individual appointments.
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