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Gastric Bypass Surgery Carries Reversible Heart Benefits by Texas Bariatric Specialists

March 1, 2011

Patients that underwent gastric bypass surgery were able to reduce the size of a ballooning left ventricle caused by obesity.

San Antonio, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) February 27, 2011

A new report from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that patients who had received gastric bypass surgery not only lost weight but had maintained healthier cardiac health, while also reducing previous cardiac complications spurred by obesity.

Often times when a patient is obese, an increase in the largest portion of the heart, the left ventricle can become larger in mass causing the heart to work harder to pump blood into the body. According to the study, echocardiograms, or ultrasounds of the heart showed a remodeling of the heart structure which included a reduction of left ventricular mass and right ventricular cavity area in patients that had received Gastric Bypass Surgery, a procedure Texas Bariatric Specialists performs.

“Patients now have another reason to add to their check-off list of the benefits of a gastric bypass. Why would anyone severely obese wait any longer when the health risks are too high,” says Texas Bariatric Specialists founder Dr. Nilesh A Patel.

A gastric bypass is a bariatric procedure that is the single largest contributor to these findings and is offered at Texas Bariatric Specialists. In the Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery procedure, the surgeon makes a small stomach pouch at the top of the stomach, the pouch is later connected to the small intestine bypassing the larger stomach. The gastric bypass can result in complete resolution in type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and the loss of 65 percent of excess body fat.

Experience and a tested hand are critical in receiving gastric bypass surgery or any bariatric procedure. Texas Bariatric Specialists is proud to be a Center of Excellence provider which ensures the highest in both surgical talent, cases completed, and follow-up care set by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

About Texas Bariatric Specialists

In the past five years, Dr. Patel’s San Antonio-based Weight Loss Surgery practice has performed 2500 surgeries. Additionally, his practice has expanded to now serve major cities across Texas including Austin, Corpus Christi, Killeen, Temple, New Braunfels, Boerne, Seguin and Del Rio.

Dr. Patel is now regularly featured within “Ask the Expert” segments on local news programs, is recognized as a Centers of Excellence Surgeon by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and remains an advisory board member for ObesityHelp.com. His practice continues to exceed national averages for weight management success due to surgical expertise, compassionate care and exemplary pre-surgery and post-surgical consultation services.

To Learn more about the Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band, and Failed Weight Loss Surgery procedures visit Texas Bariatric Specialists at http://www.texasbariatricspecialists.com.

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