Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help morbidly obese patients lose significant amounts of weight—without gaining it back. It is considered the “gold standard” for obesity surgery, with a success rate of over 80%*. Most patients lose at least half of their excess weight and keep it off for more than five years.
The surgeon uses suture-like staples to create a pouch in the top of the stomach. The pouch is then connected directly to a section of the stomach called the Roux limb. The smaller stomach pouch restricts the amount of food that can be digested at any time and limits the body’s ability to absorb fat from food by bypassing the majority of the stomach and some of the large intestine. This combination of restrictive and malabsorptive techniques makes the Roux-en-Y procedure one of the most successful gastric bypass surgeries.
Your next step is to register to attend one of Dr. Ahmad’s next free informational seminars. At the seminar, Dr. Ahmad will discuss each of the procedures he offers, along with the features and advantages that differentiate us from other Bariatric Facilities on Long Island. We are delighted to welcome you to Dr. Arif Ahmad’s Bariatric Center of Excellence at Mather Hospital, where he has helped more than 3000 patients improve their health and well-being and reclaim their lives over the last 15 years that he has been practicing Bariatric surgery. Please register for our next seminar below.