Bariatrics- Gastric Bypass

DFW Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass works via both restriction and modes of malabsorption. In this procedure, stapling creates a small (15 to 20 ml) stomach pouch. The rest of the stomach is not removed but divided from the stomach pouch. The outlet from this newly formed pouch empties directly into the lower portion of the jejunum, thus bypassing the duodenum and lower stomach.

Advantagesillustration of gastric bypass procedure

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Excellent resolution of GERD and diabetes
  • No foreign body


  • Lifetime need for supplements
  • Potential vitamin deficiency


  • Leakage from staple lines
  • Strictures
  • Potential vitamin deficiency
  • Potential bowel obstruction

The American College of Surgeons (opens in new tab) accredits Baylor Trophy Club as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Comprehensive Center.

For additional information on Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, please contact Angie Johnson