Being overweight can take a toll on not only your self-esteem but also your health. Obesity can trigger the occurrence of life-threatening conditions such as high blood pressure that may put your life at risk. If obesity is making your life miserable and you would like to achieve a fit and healthy body, gastric bypass in Frisco should be your ultimate choice.
What is gastric bypass?
Gastric bypass refers to a slightly invasive weight-loss technique that alters how your stomach and small intestines digest and absorb food. During the surgery, Dr. Carlton divides your stomach to create a small pouch to limit the amount of food you take, in turn reducing the number of calories absorbed into your body. A gastric bypass procedure may also alter your gut hormones which help in suppressing your appetite, controlling your blood sugar levels, and reversing the obesity-caused metabolic syndrome. The team at Lone Star Bariatrics understands that obesity is a chronic condition that affects your whole body and may hinder you from carrying out your tasks effectively. A gastric bypass can help you cut off excess weight and reduce the risk of developing weight-related conditions such as high blood pressure.
How can you know if you’re eligible for a gastric bypass?
During your appointment, Dr. Carlton performs a thorough physical examination to determine if you’re a good candidate for gastric bypass. He may also review your medical history to ensure that it is safe to conduct the surgery. Dr. Carlton and his team at Lone Star Bariatrics only recommend gastric bypass after several failed attempts to lose weight using other weight-loss techniques such as weight training exercises. You may be eligible for a gastric procedure if you have:
· A body mass index (BMI) of 40 and above
· A BMI of 35-39.9 along with an obesity-related health condition
· Failed attempts at losing weight using weight training exercises and strict diet
After a detailed medical exam, the team may discuss your weight loss goals and expectations before recommending the appropriate weight-loss technique. They may also educate you on the risks involved.
What happens during gastric bypass surgery?
Dr. Carlton prefers laparoscopic techniques to large incisions when performing gastric bypass surgery. Laparoscopic techniques involve specialized tools, small incisions, and camera guidance to conduct critical procedures. The procedure may take about 90 minutes, and you may need to spend a night at the hospital for close monitoring. A gastric bypass procedure guarantees excellent and long-lasting results since it does not entirely depend on a strict diet. Gastric bypass allows you to lose excess weight within a short period and achieve a fit, healthy body. You can achieve your weight-loss goals within a maximum of two years after your surgery. After the surgery, the team may give you a set of instructions, including the amount and type of food you should eat to avoid developing dumping syndrome. Dumping syndrome may result in:
· Abdominal pain
You should avoid foods with high sugar content, such as ice cream, pasta, and candy, which may cause dumping.
If you’re interested in cutting down your weight, contact Dr. Carlton or book your spot online for gastric bypass surgery.