gastric bypass in Austin

Gastric Bypass

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Austin Surgeons Can Improve Your Quality of Life

B+A Surgeons have performed over 3,000 bariatric surgeries to help patients live happier and healthier lives.

During gastric bypass surgery, our experienced surgeons reduce the size of your stomach and re-route a portion of the digestive system to limit your caloric absorption. As a result, patients experience significant weight loss.

Wherever you’re coming from, our team is here to support you every step of the way. You’ll feel at ease with our surgeons, Dr. Basa or Dr. Abando, who will spend the first appointment getting to know you and your medical history. Your surgeon will thoroughly discuss all your treatment options and help you determine if gastric bypass in Austin is right for you.

Meet Your Doctors

Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando are board-certified general surgeons with extensive experience in bariatric surgery.

Combined, these surgeons have performed over 3,000 bariatric procedures. In 2019, they pursued specialized training in aesthetics to help patients continue their journey to better self-confidence. If you are looking for a bariatric surgeon in Cedar Park, learn more about our doctors.

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Procedure Details

What is Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery combines malabsorptive and restrictive elements of bariatric surgery for increased effectiveness. The restrictive element of the surgery reduces the functioning capacity of the stomach, thus decreasing the amount of food that can be taken in. The malabsorptive component reroutes the digestive tract to limit the absorption and digestion of calories and nutrients.

After surgery, patients feel full earlier during meals and lose weight rapidly in the year that follows.

How Gastric Bypass Works

During the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, our surgeons staple a portion of the stomach together to create a small pouch where the food will enter. The pouch is only large enough to hold a few ounces of food. Our surgeon reattaches the pouch to the central portion of the small intestine, bypassing the lower part of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine.

Because the food will now bypass these areas, the absorption of calories is greatly reduced. However, because the new tract bypasses the duodenum, certain minerals and vitamins are not absorbed either, so patients typically need to take a nutritional supplement regularly after surgery to stay strong and healthy.

What is “Laparoscopic”?

During a minimally invasive laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, our surgeons will make several small incisions instead of one large incision (as in open gastric bypass surgery).

Through the small incisions, they will insert their instruments, as well as a tube with a tiny camera (called a laparoscope) attached to the end which projects images onto a screen in the operating room.

By carefully moving the camera around and watching the screen, our surgeons can see the patient’s inner organs and the area in they are operating. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery requires extreme technical precision and accuracy, but our surgeons are highly respected for their experience in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery techniques.

Performing bariatric procedures laparoscopically greatly decreases the risk of complications and allows the patient to recover more quickly and comfortably.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass

Decreased appetite: Post-bariatric surgery patients report feeling full sooner, since the smaller stomach pouch doesn’t hold as much food as before the surgery. Some patients lose their fixation on food.

Rapid weight loss: A severe cut in caloric intake, coupled with decreased cravings for fatty, sugary foods and limited nutrient absorption causes patients to lose excess weight quickly and maintain a lower weight.

Reduced obesity-related health problems: As the weight comes off, patients see co-occurring health issues like hypertension, sleep apnea, arthritis, and diabetes improve or disappear.

How it Works

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Life-Changing Results

  • Gastric Sleeve


    Total Weight Loss: 125 lbs.

    “Everyone says it’s not about the numbers, but let’s face it, it’s about the numbers! One year ago today I had my gastric sleeve surgery at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. I had my last follow-up appointment this morning with Jessica, and took a walk down memory lane with Melissa by my side. I had no idea how emotional that “walk” would be, standing in the pre-op area, taking these surgiversary photos…”

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  • Gastric Sleeve


    “I am extremely grateful for the journey I have been on. On December 16, 2010 I began this journey with Dr. Basa. After that appointment I had made the decision that I was going to for sure have gastric bypass surgery. On April 11, 2011 I was excitedly nervous but extremely ready! From that moment on I have not looked back!”

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  • Gastric Sleeve


    Total Weight Loss: 106 lbs.

    Patt has made amazing progress after surgery. She had struggled with her weight for over 30 years but since her surgery she has lost over 106 lbs.!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Gastric Bypass in Austin

The B+A Approach

With you from start to finish

Our comprehensive bariatric program provides lifelong support to help you succeed.

We are available to help

If you ever have questions, B+A Surgeons is standing by to provide educational resources and personalized advice.

We have your best interest in mind

Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando are not just highly experienced bariatric surgeons—they are dedicated members of the community who care about doing the right thing for each individual patient.

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