Gastric Bypass Specialist

Garth Davis, M.D.

Bariatric & General Surgery located in Houston, TX

Surgeons have been performing gastric bypass for more than 50 years. It’s one of the most effective surgical treatments for obesity. Garth Davis M.D. in Houston, Texas, is board-certified in bariatric surgery and obesity medicine. He’s an expert in performing gastric bypass procedures using the most advanced techniques. Find out if you’re a candidate for gastric bypass by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

 Gastric Bypass Q & A

What is gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery that helps you lose weight by limiting the amount of food you can eat and decreasing the number of calories you absorb. 

For the procedure, Dr. Davis creates a smaller stomach pouch. He then attaches your stomach pouch to your jejunum, bypassing the duodenum, which is the first section of your small intestine. 

Am I a candidate for gastric bypass?

Dr. Davis is an experienced bariatric surgeon who takes a comprehensive and compassionate approach to care. His goal is the same as yours: lose weight and get healthy. 

He determines if you’re a candidate for gastric bypass surgery after an initial consultation. To be a candidate for weight loss surgery, you must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. Or a BMI of 35 or higher with weight-related health problems like diabetes or heart disease. 

During your consultation, Dr. Davis asks about your weight loss struggles and your previous attempts at losing weight. He also talks to you about the procedure and the lifestyle changes you need to make to be successful. 

In addition to your current weight and attempts at weight loss, you must also have a positive attitude and be willing to make the necessary changes. Before scheduling your surgery, he may start you off with nutrition plans that help you get ready for your new lifestyle. 

What happens during gastric bypass?

Dr. Davis uses minimally invasive surgery when performing gastric bypass. During the procedure, he makes several small incisions in your abdomen and uses a laparoscope that provides live-action images of the internal organs in your upper abdomen. 

He creates your new stomach and attaches it to your small intestine. 

With minimally invasive techniques, you can expect a shorter hospital stay, less pain, and a faster recovery. 

What can I expect after gastric bypass?

Dr. Davis provides specific guidelines on what to expect after gastric bypass. Because your stomach is so small, you need to follow a very special diet with the appropriate nutritional supplements that ensure you get the fluids and nutrients your body needs while the weight comes off. 

Though results vary, you may lose 10-20 pounds a month in the first 12 months following surgery. Dr. Davis continues to provide nutrition support during and after your weight loss.

Schedule a gastric bypass consultation at the office of Garth Davis M.D. by calling or booking an appointment online today.