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Gastric Bypass Surgery

A Fast, Lasting Solution to Weight Loss

For some people, traditional methods of weight loss simply do not work. Diet and exercise are great ways to get healthy, but many people who are obese need another solution. Your physician may recommend gastric bypass surgery, which is one of the most popular options for people who need to lose a lot of weight and lose it quickly. At miVIP Las Vegas, we use advanced technology to improve upon this procedure, which was developed in 1967.

This type of minimally invasive bariatric surgery is typically reserved for individuals who have a BMI of more than 40 or if there is a BMI of between 35 and 39 but also the presence of a serious health problem, such as heart disease or diabetes.

How Is the Procedure Performed?

After you determine that gastric bypass is for you, you can choose among several options at miVIP:

  • Roux-en-Y: This procedure removes a large part of your stomach and reattaches the remaining portion to the midpoint of your small intestine, which reduces the amount of food you can take in and absorb.
  • Da Vinci Roux-en-Y: This minimally invasive bariatric surgery simplifies Roux-en-Y and reduces your risk for bleeding or infection after the operation.
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch: This is similar to Roux-en-Y, but the small pouch that remains of your stomach is reattached further down your small intestine, which enhances your weight loss. This procedure is typically reserved for people with a BMI of more than 50.

The Surgeons at miVIP

Our board-certified team of surgeons have extensive experience with bariatric procedures. In fact, many are so renowned that they actually teach surgical methods to other physicians. You can trust that you have chosen a great team when you pick miVIP for your gastric bypass surgery.

What to Expect Afterward

As with any minimally invasive bariatric surgery, your procedure will set you up for life-changing results. When it comes to gastric bypass, there are several precautions you should take to ensure the best recovery possible. For example, your doctor will encourage you to eat foods that are high in vitamins and nutrients. Your body will struggle to process foods that are high in fat or sugar, which will result in vomiting or other side effects.

Because of your dietary changes, you can expect to see a dramatic weight loss, dropping as much as 10 to 20 pounds every month. Additionally, any weight-related illnesses or issues you have may start to disappear as the weight melts away.

Cost of the Procedure

Our team at miVIP will work with most PPO and POS insurance companies. In order to determine if your policy will work and what your out of pocket expenses may be, feel free to call one of our friendly representatives who can help you.

Other Important Information

As with any procedure, you should closely monitor your recovery following gastric bypass. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, be sure to contact your physician right away. While side effects are rare, they should be tended to immediately. Call your miVIP surgeon or regular physician if you suspect something may be wrong.

Call Us Today

Our surgeons at miVIP are ready to help you lose the weight and improve your health. Find out more about gastric bypass surgery and other minimally invasive bariatric procedures by calling our staff at 877.956.2263.

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