Evolve offers gastric bypass surgery to overweight individuals. Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, reduces the size of the stomach and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine resulting in expedited weight loss. During the procedure, a skilled Evolve surgeon divides the stomach into two small pouches. The smaller pouch is connected to the small intestine to shrink the stomach and reroute your digestive system. This results in a smaller stomach, which reduces cravings and positively affects gut hormones. As a result, you may experience significant, rapid and long-term weight loss.
Benefits our patients see with the Gastric Bypass*
- Expedited weight loss
- Lose 2-4 pounds a week following surgery
- Lose as much as 65% of excess weight(1)
- 84% of patients saw decrease in systolic blood pressure(2)
- 80% of patients report improved cholesterol(2)
- Improvement in knee and hip pain(3)
- Reduce sleep apnea and risk of diabetes(2)
Is Gastric Bypass Right for Me?
Evolve recommends Gastric bypass surgery for adults with a BMI over 35, who feel they need the most help controlling what and how much they eat. Unsure of your BMI? Calculate it below using our easy BMI calculator.
After the surgery, a majority of patients lose their cravings for certain unhealthy foods and feel it is easier to maintain a healthy nutrition plan. Gastric bypass surgery is more invasive than other weight loss procedures. As such, the procedure requires an overnight hospital stay and most patients take a couple of weeks off work while recovering. Full recovery can be expected a month after the procedure. If you’d prefer a less invasive option, we suggest looking into the gastric sleeve.
Diet & Exercise After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Post-Op Diet: Long-term weight loss success means strictly following your recommended post-op diet. You will be provided an eating guide to follow after surgery. Here’s an example of how typical post-op diets flow:
- Week 1 – clear liquid diet
- Week 2 and 3 – transition from liquid diet to pureed foods
- Week 4 and 5 – transition from pureed foods to soft foods
- Week 6 and on – begin eating regular foods
Exercise: Aftercare is essential to sustained weight loss. By staying active at least 30 minutes a day, 5-6 times a week, you can drastically improve your weight loss success. We recommend starting with 15-minute walks daily right once healed from surgery and increasing this to 30 minutes.
*Results will vary based on starting weight and other factors.
(1) Puzziferri N, Roshek TB, Mayo HG, Gallagher R, Belle SH, Livingston EH. Long-term Follow-up After Bariatric SurgeryA Systematic Review. JAMA. 2014;312(9):934–942. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10706
(2) Ikramuddin S, Korner J, Lee W, Connett JE, Inabnet WB, Billington CJ, Thomas AJ, Leslie DB, Chong K, Jeffery RW, Ahmed L, Vella A, Chuang L, Bessler M, Sarr MG, Swain JM, Laqua P, Jensen MD, Bantle JP. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Intensive Medical Management for the Control of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and HyperlipidemiaThe Diabetes Surgery Study Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2013;309(21):2240–2249. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5835(3) King WC, Chen J, Belle SH, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Elder KA, Flum DR, Hinojosa MW, Mitchell JE, Pories WJ, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ. Change in Pain and Physical Function Following Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity. JAMA. 2016;315(13):1362–1371. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3010