Of the many bariatric surgeries that exist, the most well-known is gastric bypass. Katy residents come to Texas Endosurgery Associates for the expertise of Dr. Bonnor, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Bonnor operates using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques which allow him to perform surgeries on the stomach with limited scarring and result in a shorter recovery time.
Bariatric surgery is recommended for individuals suffering from weight related conditions, such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or diabetes, or for those who have a Body Mass Index of 40 or more. Body Mass Index (BMI) is determined by dividing an individual's weight by their height. Those with a BMI around 40 are at high risk of developing a condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure. A patient afflicted with an obesity-related condition can benefit from undergoing a gastric bypass. Katy area patients have regained their quality of life and health after undergoing this procedure.
Bariatric surgery is used as a last resort for those who struggle with conventional weight loss techniques. During a gastric bypass procedure, a small pouch is created in the stomach that restricts the intake of food. A Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the newly-made pouch, which allows food to skip the lower stomach and both segments of the small intestine, reducing the absorption of nutrients and reducing overall calorie intake.
The long-term success of all weight loss procedures lies in the hands of the patient. Following Dr. Bonnor's post-op directions and maintaining a healthy diet are huge factors in the success of a gastric bypass. Katy dieticians regularly come to Texas Endosurgery Associates to help our patients achieve long-term success. Call today to schedule your appointment with our caring staff.
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