Gastric bypass surgery is a last resort, surgical weight loss option for morbidly obese individuals. Gastric bypass surgery is the original form of bariatric weight loss surgery, and has many proven benefits for a patient’s health and physical form. Not only do patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery enjoy dramatic weight loss of up to twenty five pounds per week, they also experience a resolution of serious health problems related to morbid obesity. Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and knee and back problems are just some of the health issues that commonly resolve themselves following gastric bypass surgery. Along with the incredible health benefits, gastric bypass surgery can help a patient reach a more desirable figure, giving them back confidence and raising self-esteem.
Since its inception, other less invasive types of weight loss surgery have become popular, although gastric bypass still remains a staple in successful weight loss surgery for the morbidly obese. The gastric bypass operation involves a special surgical device that staples the stomach into a tiny pouch. Because the space within the stomach is dramatically reduced, patients can only eat tiny amounts of food at a time. The tremendous reduction of food intake following gastric bypass surgery results in dramatic weight loss, so patients see results in the week immediately following their gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Feiz, leading bariatric surgeon at the world-renowned Beverly Hills Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, has performed thousands of gastric bypass surgeries with impressive results. Our patients love working with us almost as much as they love their dramatic weight loss results after gastric bypass surgery.