Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve & Lap-Band
ON COST, INSURANCE, BENEFITS AND RISKS
Gastric bypass (roux-en-y),
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
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
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
Dr. Yu is also the Bariatric Medical Director at
Park Plaza Hospital in Houston, Texas and
performs single incision bariatric procedures.
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
Recently named one of America's Top Surgeons by
Consumers Research Council of America.
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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