Robotic Gastric Bypass Dr. Dennis Fernandez

During a Gastric Bypass, the stomach is divided, a small pouch is made, and the the intestine is re-routed to bypass not only the bigger portion of the stomach, but also part of the small bowel. It is a restrictive and a malabsorptive procedure. A patient ends up losing about 65% to 75% of excess…

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What is Sleeve Gastrectomy Dr. Dennis Fernandez

Dr. Dennis Fernandez, Huntsville, Alabama, performs the weight loss surgery, robotic sleeve gastrectomy. During a sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach is divided, and 85-90% of it is removed. This restricts the volume of food that can be consumed. Ultimately, patients end up losing 65% to 70% of their excess body weight in a year and a…

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