Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
We perform the Roux en Y gastric bypass surgery either through an abdominal incision or through laparoscopy (6 small incisions). Your surgeon will decide which approach is appropriate for you.
Gastric bypass is major surgery and involves stapling of the stomach, turning it into a small pouch. The food channel is then diverted into the lower intestine. This technique serves as a powerful support for the alteration of eating behavior. With compliance to our program, patients achieve optimum and sustained weight loss.
The benefits from gastric bypass are:
- A feeling of satisfaction when you eat less food - a result of having a smaller stomach.
- Having “dumping syndrome” when you eat sweets. This helps alleviate the cravings for sweets and helps you achieve weight loss.
- The elimination of obesity-related medical problems such as hypertension, type II diabetes, GERD (acid reflux disease), leg swelling, sleep apnea, and joint pain.
About Our East Bay Program
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is part of the Sutter Health East Bay Region and is an affiliate of the Sutter Health network. We offer bariatric surgery for weight loss using a variety of procedures including Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Adjustable Band Surgery (also called Lap Band Surgery), Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and stomache stapling procedures.
We provide these services to patients in the East Bay area at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, at our Summit Campus in Oakland and our service area includes the cities of Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, Castro Valley, Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and Antioch, as well as cities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Please give us a call at (510) 869-8972 or send an email to ABSMCWeight@Sutterhealth.org if you have any questions or would like to come to one of our upcoming introductory seminars to learn more about any of our weight loss surgery options.