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What to Expect: Gastric Bypass for Esophagus Disorders
Through years of experience and active participation in research and clinical trials, we successfully perform gastric bypass using the least invasive means possible. Patients with esophagus disease are often able to have gastric bypass through a series of small incisions (laparoscopy), which can help you recover faster.
If gastric bypass surgery is right for you, here's what to expect:
We give you general anesthesia, meaning you are asleep and not able to feel any sensation during your procedure.
We fill your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas, which makes it easier for us to move surgical instruments around and gives us a clear view of the surgical area.
We access your stomach through a series of small incisions and carry out your procedure with a video camera and specialized instruments.
We staple your stomach across the top to create a new small pouch and close off the remaining portion with staples.
We create a bypass by shaping a portion of your small intestine into a "Y" and connecting it to the small pouch (Roux-En-Y gastric bypass).
After your procedure, our GI Nutrition Services experts help you transition from a liquid diet back to solid foods at a pace that is right for your condition.