Laparoscopic Roux En Y Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery in Melbourne with CWLS
The Roux En Y Gastric Bypass is a successful technique for those individuals who have not seen successful results from dieting or who might not be able to adhere to certain fitness plans to reduce their weight. The Gastric Bypass restricts the amount of food that can be eaten at one time and also reduces the absorption of food. This increasingly popular surgery is excellent for good weight loss results and subsequently, lowering the risk of many life-threatening and debilitating weight related issues. You may wish to consider this option when speaking with your surgeon. To discuss whether you’re a candidate for gastric bypass surgery in Melbourne with CWLS, speak with us today.
About the operation
The gastric bypass (also called the Roux-en Y) was initially developed in the USA and has been very successful as a weight loss operation. The surgery involves creating a very small pouch from the stomach and connecting this to the small intestine, therefore bypassing most of your stomach and the first part of your intestine. The way the bowel and stomach are arranged at the end of the operation resembles the letter Y, so hence the name. If you have a BMI over 40 and may have associated serious health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes or sleep apnoea, then a discussion with our surgical team may be your first step in a long-term improvement to your health.
The gastric bypass weight loss journey
The Gastric Bypass can offer long-term weight loss of at least 50% of your excess weight over a two year period*, also coming in unison with other added medical benefits. Conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke risk, and infertility can all be controlled whilst improving your quality of life. You must make sure you return for medical check-ups. *Individual results may vary. Refer to our disclaimer.
- Weight loss is generally faster than other surgical choices
- No adjustments necessary (as with the LAP band)
- Longer recovery period
- Not reversible
- Long-term nutritional/mineral supplements are required
- Increased risk of dumping syndrome
Discuss your gastric bypass in Melbourne with us
If you have any further questions or are ready to visit us, please ring to make an appointment. Get in touch with the Complete Weight Loss Solutions team about gastric bypass surgery in Melbourne. Here at CWLS, we know the journey can be hard, which is why we provide a supportive and caring environment for you during the process. We’ll help you every step of the way to ensure you get the best results before and after your surgery has taken place by providing ongoing support, advice, dietary plans, medical information, counselling and more. So start living your best life by calling us today on (03) 9828 1900 or complete our online support form.