Gastric Bypass Surgery in Asheville, North Carolina

Gastric bypass helps you achieve fast, long-term weight loss.

Obesity doesn’t just harm your self-esteem, it also causes and worsens serious health issues. And while it’s possible to lose weight on your own, you’ve probably tried that many, many times without lasting results. Minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery is an excellent, long-term solution to obesity. Best of all, this procedure is covered by most insurance plans.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass offers substantial weight loss in two different ways.

The most common form of gastric bypass — the Roux-en-Y procedure — will address your obesity by reducing your:

  • Stomach volume
  • Nutrient absorption

To start your procedure, Dr. Jerimiah Mason will create a few tiny incisions in your abdomen and insert a small laparoscope. Using precise instruments, he will first create a small pouch that’s separate from the rest of your stomach. This new stomach will only be about the size of a child’s fist. This means that you will feel full after eating a small amount of food. In addition to reducing your stomach size, Dr. Mason will bypass a portion of your small intestine. This lowers the amount of nutrients absorbed from your food.

Surgical Specialists of Carolina provides compassionate post-operative care.

It will take some time for your new digestive tract to heal and adjust to solid food. We will provide you with all the information you need to carefully transition your body, and we’ll monitor your progress and answer your questions every step of the way. After about six weeks, you’ll be able to eat a solid, healthy diet (although in small portions). Many of our patients report a new love for the taste of nutritious food.

Minimally invasive Roux-en-Y gastric bypass offers you many benefits.

  • Gastric bypass patients lose nearly 65 pounds on average
  • Greatly decreases risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke and other conditions
  • 89% lower mortality rate over a 5-year period
  • Substantially less pain than open surgery
  • Extensive surgical history with great results

Dr. Mason is one of the only doctors in Hendersonville who can perform this procedure, and he is accessible to Asheville residents as well. Contact us for qualification information about starting a thinner, healthier life with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Your gastric bypass may be covered by insurance. Call 828-585-2575 or use our easy online form. We have a flexible appointment schedule and are happy to answer any questions you have.