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Why Choose Gastric Bypass?

Are you overweight and insulin dependent?  Gastric bypass is a viable solution for patients who suffer from obesity-related diabetes.  Gastric bypass is the most popular and widely used weight loss surgery, constituting more than 50 percent of bariatric surgical procedure performed.

With extensive fellowship training in bariatric weight loss surgery, Dr. Frenzel has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your weight loss goals and regain your health and happiness.  Dr. Freznel walks with his patients through each stage of their weight loss journey.  He is among a handful of surgeons with dual-fellowship training in bariatric surgery and full facial and body cosmetic surgery.

He also has training in minimally invasive techniques, such as the use of the laparoscope, used in the gastric bypass surgery.  During gastric bypass, the stomach is divided to create a small pouch that connects to a loop of the small intestine.  The benefit of this surgery is that it restricts food intake and promotes food malabsorption.  Reducing the size of the stomach, patients will feel satisfied with only a small amount of food.

Candidates for the gastric bypass weight loss procedure must have good mental health, a body mass index of 35 or greater, should possess a full understanding of the risks and benefits involved, should be smokers, have hyperphagia disorder, or have a history of Crohn’s disease.

If you meet these requirements, gastric bypass is an great tool to help you on your weight loss journey.  This procedure is a huge advantage in fighting obesity.  In fact, maintaining a long term healthy weight is highest among people who undergo this operation.  Benefits span far beyond weight loss, mentally and physically, patients can look forward to a dramatically improved quality of life and well-being.

While weight loss after gastric bypass occurs faster than it does for gastric band or gastric sleeve patients, it’s important that gastric bypass patients be prepared for the physical and psychological changes that will follow, including a strict diet to ensure proper nutrition.

A benefit of this laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery is a faster recovery time as well as minimized pain.  Other benefits include rapid weight loss and the resolution or prevention of serious obesity-related illnesses.

Undergoing weight loss surgery is a big decision.  We advise our patients to have a support system in place to help you before, during, and after the surgery.  The decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery should not be taken lightly.  Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Frenzel so that you can ask any questions and voice any concerns you have.  It is so important that patients fully understand the process of the surgery as well as the lifestyle changes that are vital after surgery.

Weight loss surgery is an incredible tool on your journey to better health, but it’s not a quick fix.  Lifestyle changes, such as eating nutrient-rich foods and daily activity an exercise, are necessary to continue to live a healthy life after gastric bypass surgery.