Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is one of the most frequently performed procedures for morbid obesity in the U.S.16 The REALIZE Solution† for gastric bypass uses both a restrictive and a malabsorptive surgery technique. It restricts food intake and the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs. In addition to creating a smaller stomach pouch, the surgery changes the body's normal digestive process. As a result, food bypasses a large part of the stomach and most of the small intestine. See how gastric bypass works.
Gastric bypass surgery studies have shown that gastric bypass patients typically lost 61.6% of their excess weight after bariatric surgery.9 Many health problems (back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and depression) improve or are resolved following surgery.
Only the REALIZE Solution for gastric bypass includes the REALIZE mySUCCESS® Program
Experts agree that bariatric surgery patients require help to lose weight and keep it off. That's why we recruited bariatric surgeons, dietitians, and behavior modification specialists to help create REALIZE mySUCCESS®. It's a Web-based clinical support tool designed to help you achieve and maintain a healthier weight. In fact, it has been shown that REALIZE® Band patients who frequently use REALIZE mySUCCESS® lose significantly more weight.*
REALIZE mySUCCESS® guides you through two essential stages for success following surgery. Stage 1 helps you build healthy habits over the first 18 months. Stage 2 keeps you motivated, on track, and connected with your bariatric practice over the next 18 months and beyond.
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Gastric bypass leads to significant weight loss and improved health
Studies conducted on gastric bypass surgery show that after 1 year, weight loss can average 77% of excess body weight.17 A comprehensive clinical review of bariatric surgery data showed that patients who had a bariatric surgical procedure experienced complete resolution or improvement of some of their obesity-related health problems (known as comorbid conditions), including type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia (high lipid [fat] levels in the bloodstream), high blood pressure, and obstructive sleep apnea.9 One gastric bypass information study found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of serious health problems of participating patients by 96%.17
Learn more about the health benefits of gastric bypass surgery. Weight loss surgery cost savings over time
A recent study shows that laparoscopic (minimally invasive) weight loss surgery can lead to significant savings for patients. One important reason is that weight loss surgery may help to improve or resolve conditions associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure,9 so patients save money on related prescription drugs, doctor visits, and hospital visits.
Many insurance plans offer coverage for bariatric surgery. We can show you how to work with your provider to see if you have insurance coverage for bariatric surgery.