Jeremy Korman, MD – Gastric Bypass

Jeremy Korman, MD – Gastric Bypass


The gastric bypass surgery, I like to think
of as the most aggressive approach. It’s aggressive in that what we do is
we divide the stomach near the top, we divide the stomach about where
we would’ve put the band, just below, what we call,
the gastroesophageal junction. We completely divide this area away from
the rest of the remainder of the stomach, which we don’t have to remove,
the rest of the stomach remains in place. And that’s one of the most
frequently asked questions: “What do we do and what happens
to the rest of the stomach?” We’ll leave it in place, the rest of the
stomach actually still functions. After we divide the top portion
away from the rest, we make a new connection,
with your intestine, to this portion of your small stomach, and what that achieves is
significant portion control. When someone eats, all they have to do is fill up this very
sensitive area of your stomach, the food then goes
from here into your intestine bypassing the rest of the stomach, that’s how we get the name,
bypassing this area, and that becomes a very powerful,
has a very powerful effect, on weight-loss and also
on certain medical conditions. It really gives us the most weight-loss
compared to the other operations. And it’s also probably
the most powerful operation for some medical conditions,
especially diabetes. So if someone comes in that’s
significantly overweight, or someone comes in
that has a lot of medications, and especially with diabetes, that’s what I would probably
recommend for them.

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