Gastric Bypass Surgery In Texas
Nearly two out of three Texas adults are overweight or obese.1 Adults between the ages of 30 and 64 are the most likely to be overweight and obese. However, the rate of obesity among U.S. children and adolescents has tripled since 1980, and close to a third of Texas adolescents are now overweight or obese.
What is Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric procedure that first divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to connect to both.
Surgeons in Texas have developed several different ways to reconnect the intestine, thus leading to several different Gastric Bypass procedure names. Any gastric bypass procedure leads to a marked reduction in the functional volume of the stomach, accompanied by an altered physiological and physical response to food.
How do I find a gastric bypass surgeon in Texas
There are many bariatric surgeons in Texas but not all of them are created equal. It is important to find a bariatric program that works with a credible hospital affiliation. As this is where the surgery will take place. Most follow up visits will be in the bariatric surgeons office.
National Bariatric Link works with the best bariatric surgeon program and hospital affiliates in Dallas Texas and Huston Texas. Our surgeons are hand picked for their Gastric Bypass results and full service bariatric program.
Which Insurance Companies Cover Gastric Bypass in Texas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) covers Gastric Bypass