Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center formerly doing business as Tri-City Regional Medical Center is a Bariatric Center of Excellence as determined by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, performing gastric bypass surgery by world-class, expertly trained gastric bypass surgeons. Located in Hawaiian Gardens, a city within Los Angeles County, our surgical center has been a popular choice for patients looking to have gastric bypass surgery performed.
Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure in which a bariatric surgeon reduces the size of the patients stomach, and attaches it to the small intestine, allowing the lower part of the patient’s stomach to be removed, or bypassed directly. Then the excess stomach is removed from patient. This procedure was created to treat obesity, a disease that affects nearly a third of the American population and a disease that contributes to hundreds of thousands of deaths annually.
The body’s normal digestion method relies on food passing through the stomach and entering the small intestine. This is where the food’s calories and nutrients are absorbed before the being passed into the large intestine and the remaining waste being passed out through the colon as waste.
With gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is reduced in size to keep the patient from consuming more food than necessary. With a smaller stomach size, the patient feels the sensation of being full from consuming less food. This along with diet and exercise promote rapid weight loss.
Gastric bypass surgery is typically performed laparoscopically using small instruments and cameras to avoid having to make a large incision in the patient’s abdomen. Each patient and surgery is different, so it is wise to consult with a doctor before considering bariatric surgery. To schedule a consultation with a doctor at Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center formerly doing business as Tri-City Regional Medical Center fill out the contact form on the right hand side of the page or give us a call directly at 1-877-877-1107.