A gastric bypass restricts food intake and the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the pouch. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine. Having a smaller stomach pouch causes you to feel full sooner and eat less; bypassing part of the small intestine means the body absorbs fewer calories.
Gastric bypass surgery studies have shown that gastric bypass patients typically lost 61.6% of their excess weight after bariatric surgery. Many health problems (back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and depression) improve or are resolved following surgery.
Obesity is a serious and complex disease that affects the lives of 30% of Americans. At The Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, we have the experience and tools to help you overcome obesity. We offer a complete range of surgical solutions to help you lose weight and the long-term support to help you keep it off.