Gastric bypass surgery, a type of bariatric surgery, is a procedure that creates a smaller stomach. A smaller stomach limits the amount of food a person can eat, which in turn, causes the body to lose weight. Gastric bypass also limits the types of food you can eat, and causes you to absorb less of the food that you do eat.
Denver Health’s surgeons perform open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which is the only bariatric procedure currently offered at Denver Health Medical Center.
Bariatric surgery changes everything. Patients considering this surgery must be well informed about the procedure and its after-effects. Denver Health provides intensive pre-surgical consultation and post-operative care. All bariatric surgery patients have private suites in Denver Health’s new Western Addition, which features wireless-Internet availability.
Bariatric surgery is not a guarantee to maintain weight loss, but it can make a profound difference in health care management.