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Gastric Bypass Facts

Medical Name:
Gastric Bypass
Common Name:
Gastric Bypass
Estimated Cost:
$20,000 to $55,000
Type of Anesthesia:
General
Length of Procedure: Six hours
Down Time: One week
Recovery Time: Three to Five Weeks
Discomfort Level: Moderate
Procedure Location: Hospital, Surgical Center
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What is Gastric Bypass?

Obesity is a very big concern here in the U.S. It has become one of the leading causes of death in this country. Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure that allows excessively obese patients to live a more normal life. It involves reducing the size of the stomach and restricting food intake. This allows the patient to eat less and lose weight in a dramatic fashion.

Deciding to undergo gastric bypass surgery is an important decision that one should not take lightly. Gastric bypass does offer many benefits to patients, such as fighting obesity, and this procedure has been performed on numerous individuals, however this is still a high-risk procedure. It is not for everyone. An ideal patient is at least 100 pounds overweight and has not succeeded on any form of diet. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for gastric bypass surgery, please consult with a doctor.

Feel free to look through the “Essential Facts” presented on gastric bypass surgery. These facts can help answer some of the more frequently asked questions about this cosmetic procedure. There are two common gastric bypass procedures, Roux-en-Y and Extensive Gastric Bypass. To learn more about gastric bypass, we offer more detailed information in our “Research” section. At CosmeticSurgery.com, we want to provide you with information on today’s procedures. However, the information presented on this website should not be confused for actual medical advice, it is designed to give you a basic understanding of this procedure. If you wish to gain a more thorough understanding of this procedure, please consult with your doctor.

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