Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y, is one of the main and most effective bariatric surgeries.
It makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the intestines.
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During this Gastric Bypass surgery, a small stomach pouch is created by dividing a small part of the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Afterwards, the surgeon cuts the small intestine and the pouch is connected to this part of the small intestine. By this procedure two things happen: Firstly, the stomach pouch has small capacity and is filled very easily, causing satiety. This way food consumption is reduced. Secondly, the exclusion of part of the small intestine of the digestion procedure causes reduction of the absorbed nutrients. The combination of reduced food intake and reduced nutrient absorption result in reduced caloric intake that leads to reduce the fat in the body.
Before & After
- Average of 77% of excess body weight one year after surgery.
- Studies show that after 10 to 14 years, patients have maintained 60% of excess body weight.
- Study of 500 patients showed that 96% of certain associated health conditions were improved or resolved, including back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes and depression.
- Hospital Stay: 2 to 3 days.
- Time Off Work: 1 to 3 weeks.
- Full Recovery: 4 to 6 weeks.
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There is no appropriate age for Gastric Bypass, it depends on the health status of the patient. Gastric Bypass is done even in teenagers.
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