Gastric Bypass

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Gastric bypass alters your digestive tract by attaching a small stomach pouch to your small intestine. By bypassing part of the intestine, you limit the amount of calories your body absorbs — an extra step not taken with sleeve gastrectomy and the lap bandLEARN MORE › Choosing a doctor? Ask 20 essential questions

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I've been dieting for the past 6 years. I lost 79lbs at one point and gained more than half. That was over 3 years ago. My recent diet was a very strict low carb diet. I was on that for 1 year. Then Thanksgiving 2015 happened. I went crazy with carbs! I could not get back on track. I gained back... READ MORE

SO I just scheduled my first consultation for a gastric bypass for the 5th of February. I've wanted to get this procedure for quite some time but couldn't find a doctor. Maybe i just wasent looking in the right places? But this past September I attended an informational meeting and Mercy San... READ MORE

I am scheduled for my gastric bypass procedure on April 19th, 2016. I'm excited and also scared. I have hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and depression. I'm looking forward to stopping my joint pain and high blood pressure. I know the depression will take time. My doctor... READ MORE

Well I haven't done it yet so I don't know what to expect yet. What I would like to get out of this surgery is be able to lose some weight , be able to keep up with my kids , eat well and over all be able to walk down the stairs without getting tried . I want to live longer and watch my kids... READ MORE

Hello! I will be very honest! This procedure is no walk in the park and you really have to put all your might and will into the diets and different stages, but going from a 48 pant size in MEN to a 40 IN A MONTH... I was blown away! Waking up from surgery was hell due to all the gas, but... READ MORE

I am so ready, I have lost 24 lbs during pre op dieting. I have become so "disciplined". I started my journey right before the holidays. That was my true test. During that time I lost 13lbs. I have learn that foods that are not good for me is my enemy. I will post my updates after my surgery.... READ MORE

I have always been a very private person about my life and vowed to never tell or share anything I felt was personal to me. Today I have been a member for over a year and have finally got the nerve to share some of my life and experiences good and bad with you. I weigh as of today 255pds. I... READ MORE

At 36, I can honestly say that I have tried it all to lose and maintain my weight - - from Jenny Craig at 17 to Physicians Weight Loss at 33, my weight has gone up and down every couple years. In fact, myresponse to people who haven't seen me in a while is "I'm like Oprah.. You never know if... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I am 26 years old and currently going through a divorce. The process of this ugly divorce has helped me realize that I have always put others before myself. Well I'm finally standing up for myself and taking back control. I have been researching gastric sleeve surgery for over 6... READ MORE

It took me several years and severl visits to various doctors to decided I would go with the gastric bypass. I had at that point tried every diet known to man and been to all the to buzz doctors that others were raving about. I was never really comfortable until I met Dr. Fitzer and his team. ... READ MORE

After doing tons of research I called to schedule an appointment to attend a free seminar. When I called they wanted to add my support person so I added my husband. I was happy about t but told my husband just attend the seminar with me you don't have to say yes to anything. The seminar was... READ MORE

RNY (Roux en-Y) 5/14/14 HW - 460+ SW - 421 CW - 155 305lbs gone Peaked around 460+ Nov 2013 Went from a 60.5 BMI to a 18.0 Went from a size 7/8 XL shirt to a M or S. Went from a 68 waist to a 32. No longer "Morbidly Obese" now "Normal". I lost 110lbs in 100 days and ended up going from 460+ to... READ MORE

Looking forward to having my surgery done on May 26th 2016. I have read so many positive reviews I can't wait to be part of the team that has already had their surgery done and I can't wait to tell you of my experience. I will be posting some before and after photos in the future. I am so... READ MORE

I have been overweight my whole life and it has always been a struggle to loose weight. I am 5'8 and weigh around 355 lbs. Im also married with two beautiful kids. When I first started looking into weightloss surgery I was very interested in the sleeve but unfortunately I have horrible acid... READ MORE

Hello , I am an 18 year old female who has struggled with obesity my entire life , most people usually gain weight after a bad break up or during high-school , for me , it has never been that .. I tried dieting and exercise many times and always gain the weight back. now weighing 250 , I am... READ MORE

I've been reading many reviews and finally I'm posting my own. After waiting for many years to have it done my day is almost here. My insurance denied me a few years back because I had no medical conditions but after I had my third baby everything changed. I now have diabetes, high... READ MORE

I always grew up on the heavy side, and after high school i grew very big. My heaviest weight was 352. I prepared myself through the hospitals program required before the surgery. It wasn't very hard, eating plans, losing weight on my own (slowly), seeing a psychiatrist, going to meetings for... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I hear a lot of good stuff about the surgery and I hear a lot of bad stuff about the surgery. I noticed many people have complications afterward. My surgery is on the 19th of this month and I want to hear some good stories. My surgeon is dr. Michael Russo in Fountain Valley. His... READ MORE

I had gastric bypass surgery Sept. 3rd 2015. Today April 23rd, 2016 I have lost 134 pounds. My starting weight was 304 lbs on surgery day and im now 170.6. I am 5'3 so my goal weight is 135-140 pounds. I have been exercising since week two out of surgery. The only regret I have with gastric... READ MORE

Self steem and health problems. I was unsure and insecure. The doctor answered my questions and gave me the hope i needed. Once i did it i started to see the results. The firt month o lose 25 pounds and after 9 month i have a total of 90 pounds. At first is hard to eat but it takes time and... READ MORE

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How much does a Gastric Bypass cost?

The typical cost for a Gastric Bypass ranges from $48-$25,000 with an average cost of $13,000. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 274 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more