Gastric Bypass Surgery
For some people who struggle with obesity, diet and exercise just aren't enough to achieve healthy weight loss.
Gastric bypass surgery is a tried and true method of surgically helping patients control their appetites and lose weight.
Why should you choose Dr. Matthew St. Laurent and his team at Northwest EndoSurgical in the Houston, TX, area for your gastric bypass?
Why Patients Choose Us for Gastric Bypass Surgery
Dr. St. Laurent is highly regarded in the bariatric community. In addition to his many prestigious awards and memberships, Dr. St. Laurent is an educator of other surgeons. Over the years, he has successfully performed thousands of bariatric surgeries.
At our Houston practice, we know that your weight loss journey neither begins nor ends with a weight loss surgery. Most patients require guidance and care both during and after their procedure in order to successfully shed their excess weight and lead healthier lives. That is why we commit to offering our patients long-term support with nutritional and psychological counseling.
We don't want financial concerns to keep any patient from life-changing bariatric surgery. For any costs not covered by medical insurance, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit®, American Healthcare Lending®, and United Medical Credit®.
Dr. St. Laurent prefers to operate laparoscopically whenever possible. Laparoscopic procedures involve making a few small incisions and operating inside the body with the aid of a surgical camera. This advanced surgical method reduces scarring, chances of complications, and recovery time.
Is Gastric Bypass Right for You?
How Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Dr. St. Laurent is very thorough in his explanation and takes the time to answer every question. The staff is excellent and makes me feel safe and successful on my journey. They’re a great team!!
The Doctor is Awesome! This staff is awesome. Everyone is very knowledgeable and courteous. Highly recommend for your Bariatric needs.
What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is one of the most commonly performed weight loss surgery in the U.S. Also known as gastric bypass surgery, this procedure divides the stomach into two separate pouches: upper and lower. The small intestine is then modified to connect it to the upper pouch. This procedure is performed in a hospital setting under general anesthesia and is considered a major operation. Techniques and technology have been improving steadily over the last 50 years, and the procedure is one of the safest and most reliable gastric procedures available today.
The procedure is sometimes referred to as "Roux-en-Y" because of the surgeon who pioneered the technique (César Roux) and because the alignment of the stomach and intestines after the surgery somewhat resembles a Y.
Schedule a Consultation for a Gastric Bypass Today
Have you tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet and exercise in the past? Are you more than 80 pounds overweight or is your BMI 40 or greater? Do you have an obesity-related disorder such as Type 2 diabetes or obstructive sleep apnea? If your answer to any of those questions was "yes," you may qualify for gastric bypass.
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent has completed thousands of bariatric surgeries over nearly two decades as a board-certified general surgeon. He and his team at Northwest EndoSurgical in the Houston, Texas, area offer a total package of care, including pre- and post-operative counseling.
To begin a weight loss journey with a bariatric practice that supports you every step of the way, we invite you to schedule a consultation today. You can schedule a consultation with our Houston team by booking online or by calling
Timeline for Gastric Bypass Surgery
This place is awesome and I'm very happy with my choice to go with them. The doctor was very thorough in explaining everything. I especially liked that he didn't want to know what my "choice" was and talked about the pros/cons and prices for each one. He made my wife and I very comfortable for my upcoming surgery!
Love him. He doesn't just do your exam, he educates you. I was not rushed at all, he sat and listened and explained exactly what he was going to do.
I highly recommend him.
How Much Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost?
The cost of gastric bypass surgery at our Houston, TX, practice will depend on a number of factors that will be discussed with you during your consultation. Our staff will also discuss any insurance benefits you might have, as well as financing and other payment options.