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Gastric Bypass

Central California Surgery

Bariatric Surgeons located in Modesto, CA & Stockton, CA

Gastric bypass is the most popular surgical option among those seeking bariatric surgery. The team of top-notch surgeons at Central California Surgery, serving Modesto, Stockton, Fresno, CA, and the surrounding areas, are well-versed in this procedure as they’ve successfully helped many patients achieve weight loss to improve their health. Contact Central California Surgery to learn more and schedule your consultation today.

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Gastric Bypass Q & A

What is gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass is historically the most sought-after surgical weight loss procedure. It’s reserved for those who are living with obesity and have been unsuccessful with other non-surgical methods of weight loss. The operation generally involves shrinking your stomach pouch, restricting future food intake.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
The surgeon surgically reduces the stomach pouch, then reroutes the digestive system by attaching a Y-shaped section of the small intestine to the pouch. This creates a bypass for food that will limit the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed by your body.

What are risks of gastric bypass surgery?

There are several risks post-surgery you must be aware of:

The stomach may naturally stretch out over time and regress back to its original size.

Breakdown of staple lines
The staples may come apart.

Nutritional, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies
The surgery entails restricting nutrients absorbed by your body, and can potentially leave you short in some areas of nutrition, vitamins, and minerals.

Stomal stenosis
The connection between the stomach and small intestine may narrow, creating nausea, vomiting, reflux, and the inability to eat. You will need to seek dilation for this symptom.

Dumping syndrome
When food moves too quickly from the stomach to the small intestine, you may experience symptoms, such as nausea, weakness, sweating, fainting, and occasionally diarrhea after eating.

Gallstones are prone to forming after rapid weight loss. You can seek medication from your doctor.

What is the cost of gastric bypass surgery?

The Central California Surgery clinic sees each of its patients as an individual. With this in mind, every situation is different and this is taken into account. The Central California Surgery clinic offers a variety of options when it comes to covering the cost of gastric bypass surgery.

Option 1: Many insurance companies will cover the cost of your procedure.

Option 2: Patients have the option to pay out of pocket or cash for their gastric bypass surgery. Depending on your situation, paying cash for your surgery can be the best option.

Option 3: Can you finance gastric bypass surgery, yes! Financing is also available for those looking to have gastric bypass surgery. The Central California Surgery clinic partners with Prosper in helping patients who would like financing options.

How can I foster proper healing post-surgery?

There are several measures you should take in order to reduce risks of post-surgery complications, including:

  • Taking PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor, such as Omeprozole) for 60 days post surgery
  • Taking your pain medications
  • Hydrate (Drink water)
  • Rest
  • Continuinuous slow movements
  • Using a cough pillow to cushion physical reflexes
  • Avoiding soaking in a bath to ensure proper healing of incisions

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Accepted Insurances

Central California Surgery accepts all major insurances. Please contact the office for additional detail regarding insurance.

Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CBA Blue
Great West Health Care
Health Comp
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