Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass is usually performed laparoscopically and proven to be effective against diabetes and reflux. The stomach is completely divided with a stapler to leave a small stomach pouch. Also, the small bowel is divided and the divided end is now attached to the small stomach pouch. This allows most of your stomach to be bypassed as well as part of your small intestines. Thus, creating two components from this surgery restriction and malabsorption of calories since food is not going through your entire intestinal path.

Patients are expected to lose 60-70% of their excess body weight. The gastric bypass has been around for over 40 years and there is significant data and research available.

Surgery takes 2-3 hours and hospital stay is 2-3 days. Insurance covers gastric bypass if patient meets criteria for surgery, including BMI between 35-39 with at least one medical comorbidity associated with obesity or a BMI greater than 40.


Danny Sherwinter, MD, FACS
Dr. Sherwinter, director of the division of bariatric surgery, obtained his medical training at SUNY Downstate completed a surgical residency at Brookdale Medical Center followed by a fellowship in laparoscopy                                           read more>>
Harry Adler, MD, FACS
Dr. Adler is Associate Director of the department of surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. He is graduate of New York University School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at New York University                                                           read more>>

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