Gastric Bypass Surgery
Do You Need to Lose A Significant Amount of Weight?
Learn how gastric bypass surgery from Inspire Bariatrics can jumpstart your weight loss!
Have all your weight loss efforts over the years fallen flat? Have you tried any or several of the following with little to no results?
- Weight loss supplements and diet pills
- Weight loss medications
- Alternative diets
- Non-surgical devices
We are here to help you be happy and healthy. If you are tired of your weight loss efforts failing to bring you long-term results, it may be time to explore bariatric surgery.
One of your bariatric surgery options is gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNY). Gastric bypass surgery, explained in detail below, stimulates weight loss by reducing the size of your stomach. Gastric bypass surgery also redirects food to help you absorb fewer calories. Learn about bariatric weight loss surgeries offered at Inspire Bariatrics here.
Explore gastric bypass surgery with the Inspire Bariatrics by continuing to read below or by scheduling an appointment with Dr. McCalman today. During your consultation, you will learn what you can expect from gastric bypass surgery, and how the procedure can lead you towards your weight loss goals.
What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is a bariatric weight loss procedure where a surgeon reduces the size of your stomach and alters your small intestine to minimize the amount of food you need to feel full. You will also absorb fewer calories from the food you eat than before the procedure.
Gastric bypass surgery at Inspire Bariatrics is the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) procedure. Inspire Bariatrics uses the da Vinci Xi Robotic System to perform RYGB.
How Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Work? The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
When seeking to lose weight through gastric bypass surgery, you have several options in regards to what type of procedure you choose.
Gastric bypass surgery begins with general anesthesia. Small incisions are made to allow the da Vinci Xi Robotic System, controlled by a surgeon at a console, to enter the body. The small intestine will be divided in what is known as the Y part of the surgery. The stomach will also be divided to create a pouch at the top of the stomach. The new pouch will then be connected to ensure that your digestive system functions properly.
With a pouch significantly smaller than your stomach now in place, you will have a reduced appetite and will not be able to consume as much food as before the surgery. Your body will also digest less of the food in the pouch, reducing your caloric intake and increasing weight loss.
Patients experience a high rate of success with gastric bypass surgery and have tremendous long-term success.Learn more about the requirements for bariatric surgery here!
Gastric Bypass Surgery Revision
If an initial gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery does not bring you long-term weight loss, you may be a candidate for a gastric bypass revision surgery. Gastric bypass revision surgery is similar to gastric bypass surgery, and can give you a second chance at better health and keeping off the weight for years to come. The procedure the Inspire Bariatrics uses for gastric bypass revision surgery is also the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and can be performed robotically.Learn about revision bariatric surgery from Inspire Bariatrics here
What results can you expect?
Gastric Bypass Surgery Success Stories and Gastric Bypass Success Rate
“I’m down a little more than 110 pounds,” says Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery recipient Tina Smith. “I wish I would’ve done it a little sooner because it’s the best thing I could’ve ever done.”
Over 85% of patients lose and maintain 50% of initial excess weight loss and most patients lose 65% of their excess weight (2). Would you be happy with losing half of your excess weight or more? For additional gastric bypass surgery testimonials, success stories, and information, schedule an appointment with your doctor.Schedule an Appointment
Gastric Bypass Surgery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is there a gastric sleeve revision surgery? Is there a bypass revision surgery?
Yes, there are revision surgeries for gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, and l LAP-BAND surgery (LAP-BAND revision/LAP-BAND removal).
How can I find gastric bypass surgery near me?
If you are searching for “gastric bypass surgery near me” or “gastric surgery Dallas,” you will find a wide range of results based on your location. Inspire Bariatrics is in McKinney, Texas, near Allen, Frisco, Plano, Melissa, Anna, Wylie, Sachse, The Colony, Richardson, and Little Elm, Texas. We are a 30-minute drive away from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
How much does gastric bypass surgery cost?
Gastric bypass surgery can be very affordable, and is often covered by insurance. We are here to help you understand both your surgical and financial options, and to walk you through every part of your journey. Before worrying about the cost of gastric bypass surgery, consult with your physician and insurance company to see if you qualify for the procedure and if your insurance provider will cover the cost of the surgery.
Does insurance cover gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass is not an experimental procedure and has been shown to help patients experience significant weight loss. Most insurance providers do cover gastric bypass and other bariatric surgery.
Can I buy insurance to cover gastric surgery for weight loss?
The majority of insurance providers cover bariatric surgery and bariatric revision surgery. Depending on the waiting period, you may be able to purchase insurance to cover bypass surgery.
Is there a gastric bypass revision surgery?
Yes, there is a gastric bypass revision surgery procedure. If your initial gastric bypass is successful and you are able to establish and maintain healthy habits that lead to long-term weight loss, a bariatric revision surgery should not be necessary.
Gastric Bypass Surgery with Dr. McCalman and Inspire Bariatrics
Dr. McCalman takes a safe, effective approach, providing weight loss procedures that will improve your health without putting it at-risk. Learn more about Inspire Bariatrics' Dr. McCalman here.