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 practice in Houston, Texas, we know that your weight loss journey neither begins nor ends with a weight loss surgery. Most bariatric 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
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What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most commonly performed weight loss surgeries in the U.S. Also known as Roux-en-Y 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
Board-Certified What Does That Mean?
To become a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. St. Laurent completed a required residency in his surgical specialty and then passed a challenging written examination presented by a specialty board. He maintains his certification by continuing his education.
Not all surgeons go the extra step to become board-certified. By choosing Dr. St. Laurent for your weight loss surgery, you can rest assured that you are working with a highly trained medical professional who is knowledgeable, ethical, and able to handle any unforeseen surgical challenges.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Timeline
Most patients return to normal diet and activity levels in around six weeks.
Want the Weight to Be Over? Choose One of America's Top Surgeons
There is no better time than the present to start your journey. Contact Dr. St. Laurent today to set up a no-pressure, educational consultation with a board-certified doctor who was named one of America's Top Surgeons by the Consumers Research Counsel of America. You can get in touch with us by contacting us online or calling (281) 921-1890. We look forward to meeting with you.
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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.
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Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost
The average cost of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in the United States is between $20,000 and $25,000, but each patient's situation is unique, and the final cost is determined by a variety of factors. When you visit our Houston, TX, practice for a consultation, Dr. St. Laurent and his team will thoroughly discuss these factors and give you an exact quote for your gastric procedure
Our prices are very competitive for the industry, especially considering the long-term care and counseling we provide. To make bariatric care as affordable as possible, our knowledgeable staff will also go over any insurance benefits you might have and will help you maximize your coverage. We also offer convenient financing plans and other payment options that we can discuss during your consultation.
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