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Gastric Bypass Encino

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For individuals who have an especially high BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or more, a gastric bypass in Encino may be the last step in the process of losing unflattering excess weight that poses such health risks as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, and stroke. In terms of rate of weight loss achieved, the gastric bypass is most rapid in comparison to the sleeve gastrectomy or Lap Band procedure. This is because the size of the stomach pouch made from a gastric bypass in Encino is much smaller than the banana-sized stomach pouch created by a sleeve gastrectomy. The gastric bypass also decreases food capacity more than a Lap Band does..

Patients who are evaluated and deemed eligible for both the Lap Band and lap gastric bypass may prefer the gastric bypass in Encino if they feel uncomfortable with having an abdominal implant, which is the case with the Lap Band. However since nutrient and caloric absorption is so low with the gastric bypass, some patients may have to first undergo either a sleeve gastrectomy or Lap Band procedure prior to the gastric bypass in order to ease the body into a safer BMI and avoid the possibility of malnutrition. To find out if bariatric surgery is right for you, please attend a free seminar or schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Feiz.

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