Gastric bypass surgery can help patients lose weight by limiting the amount of food that the stomach can hold and altering the hormones that control hunger.
For people struggling with managing their weight, gastric bypass can be an effective treatment for obesity and related conditions. It works by reducing the size of the stomach while also reconnecting it to a point lower in the digestive tract, bypassing the upper portion of the lower intestine. Patients who undergo gastric bypass typically experience weight loss averaging 30% of total body weight, increased energy and freedom of movement, and improvements to or the resolution of obesity-related health conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
At Brigham Health, our expert team is at the forefront of surgical weight loss procedures and will work with you to identify your weight management goals and preferences to find the best weight loss procedure for you. Following your surgery, we'll also provide you with a lifetime of nutritional and dietary guidance and identify behavioral strategies for success to ensure that you achieve and maintain a healthier life.
Brigham Health offers state-of-the-art weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery), as well as long-term nutritional and behavioral support to patients who want to improve their health and achieve lasting weight management.
To book a consult with one of our expert weight loss surgeons, please first watch the short information session below. After completing the session, a new patient coordinator will be in touch to schedule your consult. Alternatively, you can call the number provided at the end of the session to speak to a new patient coordinator during regular business hours.