Gastric Bypass Surgery in Los Angeles
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Is obesity seriously affecting the quality of your life? Are you plagued with such health problems as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea or gastroesophageal reflux disease? If you’ve found limited success through diet and exercise alone, you may be a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery.
Many patients choose gastric bypass surgery due to the dramatic weight loss results it can create. The procedure makes your stomach smaller, which means you’re satisfied and feel full after eating less food than you normally would. The fact that you’re consuming less calories, in combination with healthy lifestyle habits can have significant results. And the Soma Care Team works closely with each patient before and after surgery to ensure they meet their well-being goals.
Dr. Naim has performed thousands of gastric bypass procedures, and we at Soma Bariatrics in Los Angeles ensure the utmost in patient safety and comfort. Our patients are thrilled with better health and long-lasting weight loss results.
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How does gastric bypass surgery work?
- Tiny incisions are made in the abdomen, and laparoscopes (thin, long tubes with microscopic cameras) are inserted
- The stomach is divided, so that a small pouch remains at the top
- The small intestine is also divided and connected to the new small pouch
How long does gastric bypass surgery take?
Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery takes approximately two to three hours. After the surgery, you’ll remain in hospital for a day or two before being discharged and sent home to continue your recovery.
What qualifies you for gastric bypass surgery?
- Be 18 years or older
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 OR
- Have a BMI of at least 35 and have weight-related health problems
- Be committed to integrating healthy lifestyle choices long-term for optimal results
After gastric bypass surgery
- Follow your physician’s orders regarding diet, which will include an all-liquid diet for the first day or so after the surgery and then progress to a pureed diet before transitioning back to solid food. This helps you avoid nausea, shakiness and diarrhea
- Eat your food slowly and mindfully to avoid stretching out the stomach and negatively affecting the results of the surgery
- Make healthy nutrition choices and integrate exercise into your lifestyle
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- Fatty liver disease
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Sleep apnea
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