Regain Control of Your Life – Take Action!
- Exercise is not making a difference?
- Do you often feel depressed because of your weight?
- Diets do not seem to be helping despite repeated efforts?
As a weight loss surgeon in El Paso, Texas for over 10 years, the one thing I’ve repeatedly seen is the indecisiveness patients often have when deciding on whether or not to move forward with weight loss surgery. Many people will spend years researching various articles, websites, and posts for information without ever taking action. I encourage you to take action by requesting an appointment with a professional such as myself as we move towards regaining control over your life.
El Paso Weight Loss Surgery Information
Weight loss surgery is indicated in patients with a Body Mass Index or BMI (need BMI calculator) of 35 or greater with two associated medical problems related to obesity or a BMI of 40. These operations are generally performed laparoscopically (through small incisions) and usually require one to two nights in the hospital.
2 Types of Procedures for Weight Loss Surgery in El Paso, TX
The gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically (through small incisions). A small pouch is created in the upper portion of the stomach, bringing up a piece of intestine and bypassing the distal stomach and a portion of the small intestine. The patient will generally lose about 70-80% of their extra body weight.
Dr. Clapp is a Gastric Bypass Surgeon in El Paso, TX.
More information on Gastric Bypass
The sleeve gastrectomy is also performed laparoscopically and usually requires one night in the hospital. About 85-90% of the stomach is resected, changing the metabolic status of the patient resulting in a loss of about 70% of the extra body weight.
Revisional bariatric surgery - Sometimes patients need a previous surgery modified or revised. These are technically difficult operations that not all surgeons perform. Our surgeon has a wide experience with these complex procedures with good outcomes.
Dr. Benjamin Clapp MD FACS will determine which specific procedure is the best choice for you.
Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery in El Paso
- Patients typically will lose 100 lbs.
- Most medical problems will improve with surgery, extending a patient’s life
- Patients often report improved quality of life following surgery
- Quicker recovery process as a result of smaller incisions made
- Dr. Benjamin Clapp has specialized in weight loss surgery for over 10 years
Weight Loss Surgery FAQ
Do the benefits of weight loss surgery last?
A new study has just emerged revealing that weight loss surgery not only helps people lose a significant amount of weight, but that the weight “appears to stay off for at least 10 years”. Details of the news may be found here.
Can I return home the day after surgery?
Patients typically must stay in the hospital for one to two days following surgery. Dr. Benjamin Clapp will leave you home with a list of post-operation directions that must be followed for a speedy recovery process and for the best results.
How soon may I eat food?
Expect to be on a liquid diet (including protein shakes) for the first two weeks following your surgery as your body heals. During week 3, you may shift to soft foods such as meatloaf, fish, eggs, etc. By week 4 you should be able to resume back to normal.
How much weight is lost from weight loss surgery?
Patients will generally lose – on average – 100 lbs. of extra body weight following the surgery. This number will vary from individual to individual.
Will I need to take time off from work?
Yes, this procedure will require you to take anywhere from 2-6 weeks off depending on what specific procedure is used and other factors.
Is Weight Loss Surgery in El Paso Right For You?
Not everyone is a good candidate for weight loss surgery in El Paso. No matter what information you read online, the absolute best way of finding out whether or not weight loss surgery is the right choice is to schedule an in person 1-on-1 consultation with our experienced weight loss surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Clapp.
To schedule an appointment or for cost & pricing information, please call (915) 351-6020 or conveniently request an appointment online.