Obesity can cause a host of health problems such diabetes, sleep disorders, heart disease and cancer. For patients who have been unable to lose 100 pounds or more on their own, gastric bypass surgery at Franciscan Health is a step towards better health and a longer life.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Franciscan Health offers Roux-en-Y, also known as gastric bypass surgery. During gastric bypass surgery a new, small stomach pouch is created. By making the stomach smaller and allowing food to bypass part of the small intestine, patients feel full more quickly. As a result, fewer calories are consumed and absorbed, leading to weight loss.