Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure that involves stapling an upper portion of the stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch. The surgeon then connects the pouch to a section of the lower intestine, bypassing the majority of the small intestine where calories and nutrients are absorbed. This surgery also causes changes in hormones that also work to promote a feeling of fullness.
Whenever possible, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center’s bariatric surgeons use a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach, which requires a shorter hospital stay. Minimally invasive surgery may lead to less pain and scarring and a quicker recovery.
For more information about bariatric surgery in the Austin area, please call (512) 528-7317
Our Bariatric Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons. We are dedicated to providing the tools for long-tem weight loss for the greater Austin area.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.