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Living with obesity can be a daily struggle. Day-to-day activities that other people take for granted can be difficult or even impossible—sitting in a booth at a restaurant, climbing stairs, getting on an airplane, or playing with your kids, for example.
If your problem with obesity is keeping you from fully enjoying life here in Houston, it may be time to talk to our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Irfan Wadiwala about laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
Gastric bypass surgery actually reduces the size of your stomach and reroutes your digestive system, helping you to feel full more quickly and allowing your body to absorb fewer calories. During the procedure, Dr. Wadiwala will separate your stomach into two sections, with the smaller upper section holding all food. He then attaches the top part of your small intestine to this section of your stomach, which enables food to reach your small intestine more quickly.
With healthy lifestyle changes, the average bypass patient loses 10 to 20 pounds a month in the first year, and drops about half of his or her weight in the first two years after the surgery.
Get Moving with with Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery can be your opportunity to turn the tables on obesity, giving yourself an advantage you’ve never had before. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery drastically reduces the size of your stomach, helping you feel full faster so you can eat less. Bariatric surgery can do what willpower can’t do—reduce your cravings and help you feel truly satisfied with smaller portions.
Healthy Living after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
Reading our patients’ weight loss surgery success stories may make gastric bypass surgery seem like a miracle cure for obesity. There is no magic treatment for obesity; a low-calorie diet and vigorous physical exercise are still the only healthy way to lose weight. How laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery works is simply to help you do what you have always wanted to do—break the cycle of overeating that is holding you back from being the person you want to be.
You already want to be healthy. Gastric bypass surgery can help you get there by allowing you to feel fully satisfied with smaller portions instead of feeling hungry all the time as with dieting alone.
Even if you are still deciding whether gastric bypass surgery is right for you, schedule an appointment with our Houston board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Wadiwala. He’ll be able to answer all your questions about gastric bypass surgery.