In keeping with our commitment to provide the best surgical solutions for obesity available, Dr. Arsalla and Dr. Heath Smith offer Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery at My Bariatric Solutions. This procedure facilitates weight loss by reducing the stomach size and diminishing caloric absorption in the small intestine, producing results that can be life changing. Visit our gallery of bariatric surgery results to view the transformations some of our patients from the DFW area have achieved after gastric bypass surgery; then, contact our obesity surgeons to learn more about how they can help you to achieve similar success.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is a treatment option for patients struggling with morbid obesity. The procedure facilitates weight loss in two ways: it decreases the amount of food the stomach can hold, and it inhibits caloric absorption by bypassing part of the small intestine. This dual approach makes gastric bypass a highly effective method for helping patients achieve lasting weight loss.
Our Dallas / Forth Worth and Southern Oklahoma gastric surgeons recommend Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery when appropriate because of the many advantages of the procedure. Among these benefits are:
We want our patients in and around the Dallas / Forth Worth Metroplex, Amarillo / Abilene, and Southern Oklahoma areas to be aware of the risks of gastric bypass as well as its benefits. The primary risks are related to the fact that, unlike LAP-BAND®, gastric bypass surgery requires surgical alteration of the stomach and small intestine. Patients may experience “dumping syndrome” (indigestion, vomiting, bloating, and diarrhea that occur when a patient eats foods not included in the post-bariatric diet), nutritional deficiencies, and, in a small percentage of cases, surgical complications. To minimize these complications, My Bariatric Solutions provides extensive bariatric surgery aftercare and nutritional counseling before and after weight loss treatment.
If you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery and you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth or Southern Oklahoma area, schedule a gastric bypass surgery consultation by contacting us today. We will further discuss the procedure’s benefits and risks to help you determine whether this is the best treatment for you.
Dr. Arsalla and Dr. Smith perform the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure at Wise Health System and Parkway Surgical and Cardiovascular Hospital in North Texas. This gastric bypass surgery is an inpatient procedure that requires anesthesia. In the first part of the procedure, a stapler is used to create a small pouch at the top of the stomach which reduces the amount of food the patient can eat. Second, the small intestine is divided into 2 segments and re-routed to bypass the large portion of the stomach and upper portion of the small of the small intestine. The final result is the “Y” shape for which the procedure is named. When the intestines have been re-routed, our gastric surgeon closes your incision.