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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (Metabolic)

If you had problems losing weight and you had tried many times without achieving it, you are now in the right place. I am here for you, to instruct you and teach you what you need to know about obesity, weight loss and bariatric procedures like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and more. I’m based in the Dominican Republic and welcome patients from all around the globe to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Thank you for taking this time in the search of options to improve your health. Guiding you will be an honor.

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What is a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass?

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operation has been performed since the late 1960’s to achieve significant weight-loss in people affected by severe obesity. The operation leads to weight-loss as a result of two different mechanisms:

  • A small stomach pouch reduces the amount you can eat.
  • A small amount of intestine is bypassed leading to earlier release of gut hormones that make you feel less hungry.

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How is it performed?

A gastric bypass can be done through a single long incision (open) or through a series of small incisions (laparoscopic). Regardless of how the operation is done, the “inside part” is the same.

The surgery involves three basic steps:

  • Dividing the large stomach into two separate stomachs, thus creating a small pouch (proximal pouch of stomach) and a larger excluded lower pouch (remnant pouch of stomach)
  • Bypassing part of the small intestine (creating the “Short” Intestinal Roux Limb)
  • Attaching the bypassed intestine (Roux Limb) to the proximal pouch

The operation can usually be done in two hours or less, but this will depend on many factors. Most patients will need to stay in the hospital for two to three days after their operation and should be ready to return to full activity within two weeks.

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Every surgery we offer can provide safe and effective weight loss. Find the best option for your lifestyle and goals.

Dr. Pablo Garcia - Bariatric Surgeon
Why Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?

Those who are severely overweight and cannot lose weight through diet and exercise may turn to gastric bypass surgery.

Undergoing gastric bypass surgery is a serious commitment to a healthier lifestyle — patients must:

  • Greatly change their lifestyle.
  • Learn to control portion sizes.
  • Exercise regularly.

Doctors may perform this procedure on patients with a high Body Mass Index as well as obesity-related health conditions.

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Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Long-term weight loss: Many people who undergo gastric bypass surgery experience rapid weight loss following the procedure and continue to lose weight months and years later.
  • Reducing or curing a variety of obesity-related illnesses, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
  • Improved quality of life and mood: Many people who undergo gastric bypass surgery report a decrease in depression and anxiety, as well as improved self-esteem, sexual function, and social interactions.

NEED HELP TO DECIDE WHAT SURGERY IS THE CORRECT?

Every surgery we offer can provide safe and effective weight loss. Find the best option for your lifestyle and goals.

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WHY CHOOSE US FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY?

Location

We provide pre-surgical evaluations and perform surgical procedures in our main office located at Luis F. Thomén # 457 Dominican Medical Center Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Multidisciplinary team

Obesity is a complex and chronic medical disease. From the clinical history and eating behaviors to a series of psychological concerns, our patients are thoroughly evaluated by a multidisciplinary team. Our team uses the latest in research, technology, nutritional, behavioral and psychological support to provide our patients the best possible care.

Experts in weight loss surgery

Due to our experience with all bariatric surgery options, our experts can accurately recommend the best surgical treatment for each patient.

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Testimonials from patients Dr. Pablo Garcia - Bariatric Surgeon
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Hola Mi Nombre es Prank Permez, tengo 30 Años, obesa desde los 9, diabética mellitus tipo 2, desde los 13 años, insulina dependiente julio 2008. Mi vida a sido a base de enfermedades, dolores y malestares, llegue al punto de no querer vivir más.

PRANK PERMEZ

Soy Vianney Vásquez y tengo 24 años de edad, a pesar de mi corta edad por muchos años me la pase luchando contra el sobre peso pero nada funcionaba; Dietas, ejercicios, pastillas, batidas adelgazantes, un sin número de cosas pero nada parecía funcionar.

VIANNEY VASQUEZ

Hola, mi nombre es Leocadia Javier, mi peso de antes era 208 libras, tenia aproximadamente 2 años luchando con el sobrepeso. Intentaba todas las dietas que me proponían y trataba de hacer ejercicio, pero no tenía la suficiente fuerza de voluntad para lograr lo que yo quería.

LEOCADIA JAVIER

“Dr. Pablo Garcia and his team are the best! I felt comfortable every step of the way. The secretary Helen and Noelia are extremely helpful and they both had the gastric sleeve done before, so they can help with any questions or concerns. I’m currently 2 weeks post op and I feel amazing! I’m already 20 pounds down. (A plus: they are modern and speak English). They accommodated me to leave the country on my desire day after a post op and assuring everything was well. Helen even wrote me an excused letter IN ENGLISH for my university. It was amazing and they are very attentive through whatsapp and make themselves available even after you leave the country.”.

Francheska

“I don’t ever write reviews but I have to because my experience was amazing and out of this world. From the second that I went into his office, he spoke to me in the most honest manner. He told me honestly that VSG was a great surgery for someone like me but ultimately it would be my choice. When I went into his office the first time, I just wanted information but after I saw how attentive he was, I felt comfortable to talk about my weight issues. He’s so respectful, honest, and makes me feel like a long time friend!! I had VSG on 1/10/2018. I trusted Dr. Pablo Garcia and my life has changed ever since. Thank you Dr. Garcia!!”

Ashley

“Amazing doctor, excellent work team, all very well programmed not to waste time, good technology and I confess that I did not have to use the drugs for gas and use little tylenol (little pain) I appreciate your professionalism and warm support group wsp.
4 days after my surgery and 10 pounds less thanks guys.”

Anny

“I had gastric sleeve done on November 15, 2016 and it was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Pablo Garcia was the one who performed the procedure. He was very supportive and informative about everything. I was weighing 394 pounds and in total I have lost 153 pounds.”

Claudia

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