Gastric Bypass Specialist

Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery

Aliu O. Sanni, MD, FACS

Bariatric & General Surgery & GERD/Reflux Specialist located in Snellville, GA

If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight is a key component of maintaining your long-term health. If you’re not able to lose weight but are at risk for Type 2 diabetes or other weight-related health issues, the team at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery can determine if you’re a candidate for gastric bypass surgery. Aliu Sanni, MD, FACS, and the bariatric specialists offer comprehensive surgical care to support healthy weight loss. They use the da Vinci® robotic surgical system to minimize your risk for complications and ensure the success of your surgery. Call the Snellville, Georgia, office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.

Gastric Bypass Q&A

What is gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass is a type of bariatric surgery that changes how you digest the food you eat, so you can lose weight more efficiently.

The procedure works by routing the food you eat to a specific part of your stomach that connects to your small intestine. This limits how many calories you get from the food you eat and helps you lose a large amount of weight in the months after your surgery.

Why should I consider gastric bypass?

You might be a candidate for gastric bypass surgery if you’re obese but aren’t able to lose weight with a healthy diet and exercise.

The team at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery can determine if you’re a candidate for gastric bypass surgery during a comprehensive evaluation of your health. They might recommend you for surgery if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or over, or if you have weight-related health issues like:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure

While gastric bypass surgery isn’t right for everyone, it’s an effective option for weight loss if you’re able to commit to the required lifestyle changes and want to improve your quality of life. The team believes that quality care is key to successful weight loss results.

What happens during gastric bypass?

The team at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery often uses the da Vinci robotic surgery system to perform the surgery laparoscopically.

Laparoscopic techniques to complete gastric bypass surgery. This minimally invasive procedure only requires small incisions to access your stomach. Laparoscopic surgery minimizes your risk for complications and ensures you recover faster and with less pain.

Your bariatric surgeon will divide your stomach, creating a small upper section and larger lower section. The surgeon connects the upper section, or pouch, directly to your small intestine. The new pouch is about the size of a walnut and holds about an ounce of food. This limits how much food you can eat, so you can lose weight rapidly.

Following your surgery, you will need to follow a specific diet and engage in daily physical activity. You can expect to lose a lot of weight in the months after your surgery, and the Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery team will help you make necessary changes that support continued weight loss and good health.

To learn more about the benefits of gastric bypass, call Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery today or book a consultation online.