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 â€ş

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Little did I know when I made the choice to do WLS that my life would change physiologically, physically and nutritionally. It's definitely a lifestyle change that must be approached in a very positive way. Every step of the way must be evaluated by oneself. Dr Albert Wetter gAve me a tool to... READ MORE

I had. My gastric sleeve done 03/05/14 at A Lighter Me in Tiajuana Mexico with Dr. Elias Ortiz. Im 100% satisfied so far! Although i am only 8wks in!!!! And 46lbs down!!! Im feeling amazing and blessed. Cant wait to see where i will be in about 6months. Hoping to be at least at -100lbs lost that... READ MORE

I am 47, proud mother of 3 adult children.. I want to lose weight so that my diabetes will go away and I can live a healthier life. :) I am still in the process of getting the appointments done and such to get the procedure done. I had to lose 5 lbs in order to get the surgery and am at my goal... READ MORE

I had gastric bypass July 2013. My highest weight was 688 lbs. I am currently 273 and I am excited. Thee journey was long, but it was extremely worth it. I like the option of having dumping syndrome as this kept me on the straight and narrow during my journey. I was not able to work out like... READ MORE

Hi I'm Prank, I am 30 years old, since my 9 year old I am obese, at 13 I was diagnosed with Diabetes, since then I have been under plans to lose weight and infinite treatments. Today, thanks to this surgery I'm only using 10% of medicines, only two months after the surgery. Thank you Dr. Paul... READ MORE

Started at 350lbs and ended at 178lbs. I lost 100 pounds the first 100 days. I feel great. I look great. It was the best decision of my life.  I am now almost 4 years post-op and I constantly get the same questions from people... Have you kept the weight off? Have you gained any of your... READ MORE

I'm looking for help. I been back and forth trying to make the right decision. I finally made an appointment for weight loss. I'm not sure which to get. My friend had the sleeve but she doesn't like to talk about it. I'm not sure if the sleeve or gastric bypass is better. I seen the... READ MORE

Joe Odonoghue is an absolute legend . He is my hero and has given me my life back and I can't thank him enough . He removed just short of a stone in weight off my stomach after struggling to shift it after losing 9 stone and having a baby . Please see joe before you even consider anyone else he... READ MORE

I have battled my weight since I was 21 years old. I had my daughter at 24 and since then I've tried from weight loss doctors who prescribed me pills like phentermine and water pills that worked as long I was taking them. Then at 30 I had my son continued with the pills then couldn't afford it... READ MORE

My motivation to have the surgery was one my kids I wanted to live a longer life and be able to do things with them finally instead of no mommy can't she is tired or fat and I didn't want to give my self insulin. Also I got tired of not ever being able to go shopping cause nothing looked good. I... READ MORE

I'm so glad I had Gastric Bypass surgery it changed my life! Looking back if I was to do it over again I would not use the same doctor. I went to Columbia Mo it's a teaching hospital. I only got to see my surgeon twice once in a group meeting then again in the surgery room. Seeing a different... READ MORE

About a year ago I was experiencing pain between my ribs. It was severe and at the time thought maybe gallbladder or something like that. I went to the hospital and my life has changed dramatically since that day. My blood pressure was 281/170, I was immediately drugged with dilaudid and a nitro... READ MORE

I am doing this to get rid of my diabetes and high blood pressure. All other benefits will be extra blessings. I am in the process of testing and getting clearance. It is going to be out of pocket as my insurance does not cover it. On May 5th I will have my cardiac clearance tests. I am... READ MORE

Always being heavy, it started to kill me within the last 3 year's. I thank God for opening the doors for me to be healed in this way. You still have to work hard and stay true to yourself. If you don't actually the surgery will bring you together..lol ask me how I know? I feel so good and alive... READ MORE

Im 37 years old, two kids. I was 227 pounds. I had the Surgery one week ago, very good recovery so far, the wounds are almost healed. I have lost 13 pounds already. Good doctor fallow up. The doctor was very supporting troughout the entire proces, very open to answer all My questions. The... READ MORE

Dr. Richard is Amazing!!!! It was so worth going to him and getting the gastric bypass. From the first moment of stepping into his office, his staff was sweet, informative, and caring. They gave me all the tools I needed in order to succeed. He doesn't sugarcoat anything, very honest with the... READ MORE

The operation is not painful. The feeding process is slow, do not feel hungry. Recommendation is to eat only what is inthe diet and taking vitamins and calcium recommended. Protein is the most important for the replacement of some foodbase.  I feel very happy because I'v... READ MORE

The best thing I could have ever done. I had been struggling with weight since I was little and got worse after puberty hit. I was depressed and very isolated because of my weight. I didn't feel pretty and I was always tired. But after the surgery everything changed. I'm still struggling with my... READ MORE

I am 3 weeks pre op, just started my liquid diet yesterday. It is a little scary thinking it will be six weeks on a liquid diet. I have been preparing myself mentally for three months, but still my brain keeps wanting food. I am hoping to lose 25 lbs in the next three weeks before my... READ MORE

It's a life changing experience! Best choice I've ever made. It's for my health and everything else that came with it after. If you are sitting on the fence deciding if this is right for you or not, you will definitely let yourself know when YOU are ready for the change of a life time! Life... READ MORE

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How much does a Gastric Bypass cost?

The typical cost for a Gastric Bypass ranges from $48-$30,000 with an average cost of $13,050. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 272 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more