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Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve & Lap-Band


INFORMATION ON COST, INSURANCE, BENEFITS AND RISKS

 

 

Gastric bypass (roux-en-y), gastric banding (lap-band) and gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy) are methods of surgery for permanent weight that has become very popular and very common. Patients who have undergone gastric bypass will see a dramatic change in their life and body. This website has been created to give you a thorough understanding of the risks of morbid obesity as well as the risks and benefits of weight loss procedures.

This is the Obesity Surgery Center and we believe in the value of weight loss surgery as a tool to help you lose weight and improve your health. We offer a complete program for weight loss from psychological and dietary counseling to after care support. Most importantly, we know that communication and understanding is an important element in any decision, so we provide you with information to help you make an informed choice. We encourage you to read up and learn more about weight loss surgery and how it can improve your health.

The majority of society believes the only cause of morbid obesity is lack of will power on the part of the overweight person. Even many obese people believe this and cannot understand why they have failed to "take it off and keep it off." They are often left feeling hopeless after trying various methods to lose weight, including weight loss programs, diet pills, and other ineffective remedies. Most often they end up regaining any lost weight.

Morbid obesity can inflict life-threatening diseases, emotional stress, hardship, and discomfort upon its victims. Unfortunately, most people do not truly understand the full spectrum of its causes and the cures for morbid obesity.

Dr. Sherman Yu attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with High Honors in Chemical Engineering, and then returned to Houston where he received his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, with honors in his surgical rotations. Dr. Yu is also the Bariatric Medical Director at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston, Texas and performs single incision bariatric procedures. read more>

Dr. Terry Scarborough began performing laparoscopic Bariatric procedures in 2002 after being trained specifically in laparoscopic gastric banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass.  In June, 2008 Dr. Scarborough joined Dr. Sherman Yu in private practice with Texas Laparoscopic Consultants.
Recently named one of America's Top Surgeons by Consumers Research Council of America.  read more>

Gastric Bypass via the Roux-en-Y procedure is generally considered to be one if the best surgical procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the functional portion of the stomach to a pouch one ounce or less in size, and by creating a stoma, a small opening between the stomach and the intestine.

After the gastric bypass procedure, a small size of the stomach pouch causes the patient to have a sensation of fullness after eating only a small portion of food. The small stoma delays stomach emptying, making the sensation of fullness last longer. These are called the Restrictive components of the procedure.

Gastric Bypass patients take in less food and absorb less of what they take in, making them at risk for developing nutritional deficiencies. They must also make a life long commitment to taking vitamin, mineral, and possibly protein supplements, and may become very ill if they don't. These supplements will cost about $30.00 a month and can be purchased almost anywhere.

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