Roux En Y Gastric Bypass
Gastric Bypass surgery is a combination of restrictive & mal-absorptive procedures that reduces the stomach to the size of a small pouch. Regarded as a “Gold Standard” among bariatric surgeries, gastric bypass is performed since 50 years by various techniques. It gives proven reliable weight loss with minimal side effects. Our team at Obesithyd has unparalleled experience in performing Gastric Bypass surgery.
What is Gastric Bypass?
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery or Gastric bypass as it is commonly called is a multi step procedure involving stapling off a large portion of the stomach, creating a small pouch and then connecting it to the small intestine. The stomach and about a metre of the small intestine are bypassed. The bypassed stomach and intestine causes the food to bypass part of the intestine which absorbs calories and nutrients so some of the nutrients and calories you consume will not be absorbed. Patients eventually lose weight. Any patient who is a candidate for bariatric surgery can potentially be a candidate for gastric bypass.
How Effective is Gastric Bypass?
Gastric bypass surgery helps accomplish two goals: first, it reduces the stomach to a tiny pouch, so it holds less food. Then, the food you eat bypasses a part of the small intestine that absorbs calories and nutrients.
You simply can’t eat as much food as they did before surgery because this tiny pouch can only hold some food at a time. You will feel fuller after eating a small meal, and your body won’t absorb as many calories and nutrients as it did before. The result is rapid, steady weight loss. Gastric bypass can improve or resolve obesity-related ailments such as type 2 diabetes, high B.P and sleep apnea.
Am I a Candidate for Gastric Bypass?
Going forward with surgical weight loss is an in-depth process. Not everyone is a suitable candidate for gastric bypass, and our team of bariatric surgeons are extremely thorough during the evaluation. If you are weighing 35Kg or more than normal, we recommend to scheduling a consultation with our team to determine if gastric bypass is a right choice for you.
During the consultation, our team will evaluate your medical history and educate you about gastric bypass and our other surgical weight loss options in more detail. If we determine that gastric bypass is not appropriate for you, we will suggest you alternative bariatric procedures like Gastric Sleeve Surgery, Gastric Banding, Mini Gastric Bypass etc…