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Northwest Weight Loss Surgery, the leading center for the Lap-Band , Gastric Bypass , Sleeve Gastrectomy , for weight loss surgery

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About Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery uses a combination of stomach restriction and calorie malabsorption to help you lose weight. During the procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch, and attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the pouch. This allows food to bypass a large portion of the small intestine, where nutrients and calories are absorbed. Having a smaller stomach pouch allows you to feel full sooner and eat less. Bypassing a portion of the small intestine means you will absorb fewer calories. This combination promotes rapid weight loss.

What Happens During Gastric Bypass Surgery?

A small camera is passed through a port into the abdomen so the surgeon can view the operative site on a nearby video monitor. Delicate instruments are used to perform the operation through five tiny incisions. The laparoscopic approach to surgery has many advantages including reduced post-operative pain, shortened hospital stay, quicker recovery, and better cosmetic results. There are two steps during gastric bypass surgery:

Gastric Bypass Weight Loss

Gastric bypass patients typically lose about 60 percent of excess weight during the first year. (1)

Advantages of Gastric Bypass 

  • Laparoscopic approach.
  • Reduces stomach capacity.
  • Reduces the amount of food that can be eaten at a meal.
  • Promotes rapid weight loss.
  • Small incisions and minimal scarring.
  • Appealing option for people who are concerned about having an implanted medical device.

Health Benefits

Studies have found that gastric bypass improves obesity related diseases including:

  • Resolution of type 2 diabetes in 83.8% of patients often within days of surgery. (1)
  • Resolution of high blood pressure in 75.4% of patients. (1)
  • Improved cholesterol levels in 95% of patients with high cholesterol. (2)

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Quality of Life After Bariatric SurgeryPost gastric bypass surgery is an improved quality of life.

Many studies have demonstrated that patients who lose significant weight after bariatric surgery experience: (1)

  • Greatly improved overall quality of life.
  • Improved physical functioning and appearance.
  • Improved social and economic opportunities.

Motivation is Key to Weight Loss

Most patients who've had weight loss surgery found motivation to be the only thing that allowed them to keep the weight off long-term. We hear people say things like "weight loss surgery gave me my life back" and "I wish I would have done this sooner". We have many successful patients, but it is incorrect to think that you do not have to put any effort into losing weight. Your surgeon will educate you on your responsibilities as a weight loss surgery patient. 

Reach out to Northwest Weight Loss Center at 866-350-2263 or on our Contact page.

1. -4 Buchwald H, Avidor Y, Braunwald E, et al. Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA 2004;292(14):1724-37.(2) Schauer P, Ikramuddin S, Gourash W, et al. Outcomes After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity. Ann Surg 2000 Oct;232(4):515-29.

How Can Northwest Weight Loss Surgery Help?


Northwest Weight Loss Surgery offers options for weight loss surgery; Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap Band Surgery, Plication, Botox, Juvederm, Facial Peels and Medical Grade skin care products.  for Washington State, servicing the entire country including Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Tacoma, Spokane, and the Tri cities areas as well as Nationwide. We also offer weight loss surgery for patients from Canada and other countries outside of the U.S.A.

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