Gastric bypass surgery can be a life-changing procedure for those struggling with morbid obesity.
And, when performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as the Dual Long Limb procedure at Obesity Control Center, the surgery can effectively cure diabetes in qualified patients.
Though the gastric bypass is typically performed on the seriously obese, it has metabolic effects over high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as an impressive reversing of diabetes, which means you may be a candidate even if you are not obese.
Being obese doesn’t simply mean that you are overweight. It means that you have too much body fat, which can lead to a host of other serious medical issues – not to mention psychological problems.
Diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer – these are just a few of the many serious risks associated with obesity. But even more, it can lead to an emotional disability that can be detrimental to nearly every aspect of your life and result in a vicious cycle of additional weight gain.
If you, your loved ones, or your doctor have serious concerns about your weight, then it may be time to look into gastric bypass surgery.
At Obesity Control Center, we have created this page to give you a general overview of the procedure and how it works to prevent future weight gain.
The easiest way to understand gastric bypass surgery is to think of it as a procedure that gives you a smaller, more compact stomach,
Independent studies have shown this procedure to be extremely effective for weight loss.
As with any medical procedure, patients are advised to maintain a balanced, healthy diet after surgery.
The procedure itself can eliminate a major hurdle standing in the way of weight loss. To achieve the greatest long-term results and peak health, patients are encouraged to implement the proper amounts of exercise and proper eating habits.
Your doctor can help you determine what your nutritional goals should be after the procedure.
Like any medical procedure, the cost of gastric bypass is different for everyone.
The cost is influenced by a number of different factors that are specific to your individual situation. But in general, the cost is made up of the medical facility fees, anesthesia fees, pre-op and X-rays, surgeon’s fees and some post-operative care. At Obesity Control Center, the cost also includes transportation to and from local airports and hotel stay at a local 5-star hotel.
Generally speaking, the average cost of the procedure can also be affected by "outside" factors, such as where the medical center is located, the length of your stay at the hospital and your medical plan.
If you’re concerned about costs, Obesity Control Center also provides patients with several financings options through carefully selected third parties. This may enable you get your procedure immediately while making convenient monthly payments within your budget.
When speaking with a surgeon or staff member, simply ask about the potential costs to get specific information for your situation.
Your doctor will help determine which procedure is right for you. Depending on your situation, other types of bariatric weight loss surgeries may be recommended as an alternative, including:
The experienced medical teams at Obesity Control Center are among the leading authorities in gastric bypass surgery.
With two world-renowned medical centers, we have performed over 10,000 weight loss procedures, and our surgeons have been repeatedly recognized in the global spotlight, including the Oprah Winfrey Show.
As the leader in weight loss surgeries, we offer the highest level of patient safety, and we exceed all U.S. standards for surgery.
Contact us today to learn more about your options by speaking in confidence with our skilled staff.