At Florida Coast Weight Loss Center, we are passionate about helping patients achieve their weight loss goals. Our dedicated bariatric surgeons are experienced in gastric bypass surgery and provide patients with the continued support required to implement positive lifestyle changes to sustain lasting weight loss. Our bariatric surgeons have extensive experience managing obesity with weight loss surgery. We are proud to serve patients in the Daytona, St. Augustine, and Orlando areas with a range of advanced bariatric procedure options designed to reduce excess body weight such as gastric bypass surgery.
Risks Associated With Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is generally considered safe when performed by an experienced bariatric surgeon. However, as with any surgery, there are risks which include bleeding, blood clots, infection, dumping syndrome, vitamin deficiencies, internal hernia, and regain of weight.1
Comparison of Surgical Procedures
|Sleeve Gastrectomy||Gastric Bypass||Duodenal Switch|
|Excess Weight Loss||50-65%||50-70%||80-90%|
|Rate of Weight Loss||Faster||Fastest||Fastest|
|Complications||Occur Early||Occur Early or Late||Occur Early or Late|
|Reversible||No||Very Difficult||Very Difficult|
|Hospital Stay||< 1 Day||1 – 2 Days||< 1 Day – 1 Day|
|Time Off Work||1 Week||2 Weeks||1 Week|
|US Track Record||Since 2000||Since 1960s||Since 1950s|
|Anti Inflammatory||Ok||Not Ok||Ok|
|Follow Up||Least Frequent||More Frequent||More Frequent|
|Weight Regain||Yes||Yes||Less Likely|
|Convert Procedure to Another||Yes||Difficult||Yes|
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If you are interested in learning more about gastric bypass surgery or other bariatric procedures, please contact our weight loss practitioners today to schedule a consultation. Our dedicated team can provide the support you need for success.
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1 Johns Hopkins Medicine. Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery: Anastomotic Leaking. Available: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/risks-of-gastric-bypass-surgery-anastomotic-leaking. Accessed June 2, 2022.
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