Gastric bypass surgery with Norton Weight Management Services offers patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana support before and after your procedure to help you succeed.
Also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the procedure long has been considered the gold standard for weight loss surgery.
Whenever possible, our board-certified surgeons perform this procedure laparoscopically through a small incision. This often means less pain and scarring, fewer complications and faster recovery after surgery.
Laparoscopic gastric bypass may not be appropriate for every patient. Patients with a very high body mass index (BMI) or who have had extensive previous abdominal surgery may require traditional open surgery. Safety, not incision size, is the most important concern during this operation.
There are two components to gastric bypass surgery:
Generally, patients lose around 70% of their excess weight after gastric bypass surgery. The procedure has been in use for more than 30 years and has proved to be a reliable solution for major weight loss.
Individual weight loss results will vary. As with all weight loss procedures, participation in a support network is vital to your success. Patients who join Norton Weight Management Services’ monthly support groups and keep in contact with program staff report higher rates of success.
You’ll also have the support of a dedicated team — including bariatric nurses, behavioral health specialists, registered dietitians and more — to help you enjoy lifelong success.
Like sleeve gastrectomy, the procedure offers faster results compared with gastric band surgery, although it is more invasive.
All surgeries come with risks of potential complications — ranging from minor to severe. Gastric bypass surgery is associated with more potential complications than gastric band surgery, and many of them can be severe. However, fewer than 1% of patients experience severe complications with this surgery. Talk with your physician about all the potential risks and complications from gastric bypass surgery, which may include:
Many insurance plans cover all or part of gastric bypass surgery. The gastric bypass cost for uninsured patients is approximately $23,000, including hospital, physician, anesthesiology and radiology services. If additional care is required for any complications, additional charges may apply.
If you’re considering life-changing weight loss surgery, be sure to join us for a free informational session. A bariatric surgeon will help explore your options, answer any questions and see if we can help you start feeling and living your best.
No health system in Louisville or Southern Indiana has been providing weight loss surgery and medical weight loss care longer than Norton Weight Management Services.
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