Gastric Bypass Surgery

Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery in Minnesota

As a national bariatric surgery center of excellence, CentraCare Weight Management offers gastric bypass surgery.

What is gastric bypass surgery?

When gastric bypass surgery is performed, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch divided from the rest of the stomach. The resulting walnut-sized pouch holds about one ounce of food. The small intestine is then divided, and the lower part (jejunum) is connected to the newly formed pouch. This allows food to bypass the first segment of the small intestine (duodenum) resulting in malabsorption of calories and nutrients.

"Losing weight has been the best thing - I only wish I would have done it sooner." -Todd Driver

What are the advantages of gastric bypass surgery?

  • This surgery is effective for improving or resolving high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea and many other medical issues.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is cured.
  • Most patients lose 60-80 percent of excess body weight with this procedure.
  • Weight loss occurs over a 12- to 18-month period.

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To learn more about gastric bypass surgery at CentraCare Weight Management, watch our overview videos.

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