ALGSN Bariatric wants to provide the very best for our patients so that they can improve their lives and enjoy a healthier body. Our gastric bypass surgery in Las Vegas is here to serve. Some people may have health conditions that prevent them from conventional weight-loss methods, or their bodies may have trouble getting rid of fat. Everyone’s circumstances are different, and we want you to be as comfortable as possible.
Why It’s Done
Gastric bypass is a procedure performed to help patients suffering from severe obesity lose weight and prevent serious health conditions. These conditions include ailments like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, and more. While this operation is often considered the drastic solution to a problem that traditional weight loss methods can’t solve, our gastric bypass doctors are professionals. With our expertise, we do everything we can to make sure you feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process.
Typically, your normal health care expert will recommend or refer you to our services if they believe it to be necessary, so you needn’t worry about trying to figure out when the right time to come to us is. As one of the premier practices for gastric bypass surgery in Las Vegas, you will be in good hands.
What To Expect
Before the gastric bypass surgery in Las Vegas, NV, even occurs, we will sit down with you and ensure you understand the process and how it works. We value absolute transparency, as this greatly helps our patients’ peace of mind and ensures they feel more confident going into the procedure.
When the procedure itself begins, your gastric bypass surgeon will apply a general anesthetic to make you unconscious, ensuring you sleep peacefully throughout the entire procedure. Once you’ve been put under, the procedure can then vary a bit depending on your circumstances. Large incisions may be made in your abdomen to access your stomach, but more commonly, your surgeon will make a small incision and use a tool called a laparoscope to access your stomach. The surgeon then cuts across the top of your stomach, sealing it off from the rest of your stomach so that there’s only about a walnut-sized pouch that is sewn directly to the lower intestine.
Life After the Procedure
You may be surprised to learn that you’ll be going home only a day after your procedure. Our gastric bypass doctors will monitor you to ensure the incisions heal properly and there isn’t any kind of leaking. Furthermore, while you’ll be on a liquid diet for the first week or two, you’ll then work with our experts to develop a meal plan for you to follow—helping you understand what is considered safe to eat during the recovery process.