Living with obesity can be a daily struggle. Day-to-day activities that other people take for granted can be difficult or even impossible—sitting in a booth at a restaurant, climbing stairs, getting on an airplane, or playing with your kids, for example.
If your problem with obesity is keeping you from fully enjoying life here in Houston, it may be time to talk to our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Irfan Wadiwala about laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
Gastric bypass surgery actually reduces the size of your stomach and reroutes your digestive system, helping you to feel full more quickly and allowing your body to absorb fewer calories. During the procedure, Dr. Wadiwala will separate your stomach into two sections, with the smaller upper section holding all food. He then attaches the top part of your small intestine to this section of your stomach, which enables food to reach your small intestine more quickly.
With healthy lifestyle changes, the average bypass patient loses 10 to 20 pounds a month in the first year, and drops about half of his or her weight in the first two years after the surgery.