Dr. Jaime Ponce De Leon and his medical team have performed many gastric bypass surgeries over a significant number of years. It is often recommended for the morbidly obese.

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures for the seriously obese. By creating a smaller stomach pouch, the body’s normal digestive process is altered, restricting food intake and the amount of calories the body absorbs. As a result, food bypasses a large part of the stomach and most of the small intestine.

Dr. Jaime Ponce De Leon and his medical team perform Gastric bypass surgery laparoscopically. In the procedure, a small stomach pouch is created and attached to a section of the small intestine. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine, where calories and nutrients are absorbed. The smaller stomach creates a filling of fullness more quickly and as a result less food is consumed.

Studies conducted on patients show that after one year weight loss can average more than 75% of excess body weight. One report found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of serious health problems of participating patients by 96%.