Gastric BypassLaparoscopic Gastric Bypass is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure. It is a combination procedure (both restrictive and malabsorptive). The stomach is reduced in size, and parts of the small intestine, where most of the calories are absorbed, are re-routed. A small stomach pouch is created by stapling off the upper part of the stomach from the lower part. This significantly limits the amount of food a person can eat in one meal.

The second part of the small intestine is then connected to the pouch, and further down is connected to the first part of the small intestine. This allows food to bypass the majority of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. This often results in vital changes in the body such as the resolution of diabetes in the vast majority of patients. It also allows patients to feel satisfied from only a small amount of food so they eat less.

Patient Testimonials

  • I was taken off many medications and started to feel better. I can do things I haven't been able to do in years. Going from a 2X to a XL-L. Happier at work and home. This has been the MOST positive thing I have ever done for myself. The doctors, nurses, staff, dietician have ben so supportive and helpful. I think Dr. Gonzalez is amazing. -Patricia Z. 7/27/16
  • Absolutely Wonderful
    Dr. Cavazos has been absolutely wonderful. The entire program runs like a well-oiled machine. My favorite things since surgery - buying 'regular' sized clothes, fitting next to a stranger in stadium seats and not feeling self-conscious, being more active with my children, including completing our first 5K color run together. -Amanda B. 7/12/16
  • No One Better
    I tell everyone that I know if they need or want help there is no one better than Sonny Cavazos - and the staff are great. -Mary S. 7/6/16
  • I get excited every time I look at the scale and it's dropping. I'm happy that it's starting to be noticeable by friends and family. Each time my body goes through a change I can tell. The doctors here are great and definitely would highly recommend them. Especially my surgeon Dr. Alvarez. Overall the staff, the other doctors have been wonderful. I wouldn't change anything. Tough road I am going through but would do it again if I had to. -Maria C. 5/28/16
  • More Energy
    The surgery was successful. The healing first month was hard but once the sickness feeling went away I felt much better with more energy. About 3 months after surgery I started to have extra energy and was able to run for the first time in 20 years. Even though it was a short run, I was able to do it. The feeling of being able to pick up my heavy legs and go was awesome. -Heidi B. -5/26/16
  • I’m Finally Living
    Every day I am excited. I cannot pinpoint an exact moment because I am thrilled to be living the life I am. I have such a different outlook on life. I am happy to feel like I belong and not judged because of my weight. I used to only exist in this world, but now I feel as if I'm finally living. So many doors have opened up since surgery and I'm excited to see what my future holds for once! Going into this process I was nervous. I didn't know what to expect. The staff, program, and doctors practically held my hand every single step of the way. They always made me feel important. I am so happy I chose the doctor I did and the program. They are all so kind. -Rebecca M. 5/26/16