Gastric Bypass Surgery in Colorado
At CBSI, 99% of our Roux-en-Ys are performed robotically, allowing patients less pain and bleeding, a reduced hospital stay, and faster recovery and mobility. Some cases are still done laparoscopically.
During gastric bypass surgery, a small pouch from your stomach is created. A piece of small intestine is attached to the pouch so food can come out of the pouch directly into a segment of small intestine, thereby causing a part of the stomach and small intestine to be bypassed. The mechanism of weight loss is two-fold: the small pouch restricts the amount of food you can ingest, while the bypass of the stomach and duodenum restricts the body’s ability to absorb calories, while still providing adequate nutrition. As a result of the surgery, changes in eating habits are required. These include restricted portions of food, as well as food choices that optimize nutritional requirements.
Following gastric bypass surgery, all patients see that their obesity-related co-morbidities improve or resolve completely. Weight loss is initially dramatic and can be anticipated for an extended period if patients are compliant with the lifestyle and dietary changes required.
The gastric Roux-en-Y is proven to be safe and effective in morbidly obese patients. The gastric bypass allows these patients to:
- Lose significant weight and maintain weight loss long-term
- Reverse many obesity-related health problems
- Favorably impact longevity and quality of life
Video of a robotic gastric bypass
Below is an example of a robotic gastric bypass narrated by Dr. Brown. It’s a good example of the efficiency of the robot in that the instruments move just like he moves his hands, which results in minimal bleeding and trauma to the surrounding tissues.
Robotic Gastric Bypass
For more information, contact our skilled and compassionate team at Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute at 303-861-4505!
We provide a FREE insurance evaluation for your bariatric surgery prior to your consultation. We want you to know what insurance benefits your carrier provides for bariatric surgery in order to help you manage the cost of surgery from day one.
Gastric bypass is a safe and effective bariatric surgery that allows patients to experience dramatic weight loss that is also associated with significant improvement or resolution of obesity-related illnesses.
The robotic bariatric sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure that involves permanently removing a large portion of the stomach.
The robot provides the most advanced technology for weight-loss surgery. It allows for less bleeding, less post-operative pain, and a shorter hospital stay.
Watch the videos and read testimonials from some of our CBSI patients. Their compelling stories will help you better understand how weight-loss surgery can favorably impact your health and life.