Benefits of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass


Our Cedar Park surgeons perform laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on patients with a dangerously high Body Mass Index who present with co-morbidities such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and sleep disorders. If you would like to meet our surgeons and learn more about the benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, contact our Cedar Park practice, serving Austin. A member of our staff would be happy to register you for a free bariatric seminar, where you can meet our surgeons and learn more about the weight loss treatments that we offer.

Patients who undergo a successful gastric bypass surgery, and follow up their surgery with a healthy diet and exercise routine, will enjoy the following health-related benefits:

Rapid, significant weight loss: The stomach’s capacity is drastically reduced, limiting the amount of food it can hold, and the patient can consume. Patients can lose up to 50 percent of their excess body weight within a year of surgery.

Reduction or resolution of co-morbidities: Significant weight loss lessens the health conditions normally associated with obesity, such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and sleep disorders.

Reduced overall mortality: Research shows that a morbidly obese individual’s life expectancy increases after successful gastric bypass surgery.

Smaller incisions and less scarring: Laparoscopic procedures require smaller, fewer incisions than traditional “open” surgery. Patients who undergo laparoscopic procedures tend to heal faster and return to their normal activities quickly.

Overall healthier lifestyle: Patients are able to move around easier, reduce the stress on their joints and bones, and participate in activities that they might have previously avoided (such as sports or other recreational hobbies).