Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
bypass surgery is a well-known type of weight loss surgery that
is been tested and tried over and over again by bariatric physicians.
It has become one of the most popular surgeries performed for
weight loss. There are different types of surgeries used for gastric
bypass. The laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is just one
of the options available for weight loss surgery.
This surgery creates a stomach pouch by stapling the stomach together
or by using a band. This reduces the size of the stomach and the
amount of food intake can be decreased. The small intestine is
attached to the pouch. The intestine section used has a characteristic
Y-shape. The food passes through the small intestine and into
the lower parts of the intestine which causes rapid transit of
food and reduces the calories absorbed.
The risks of RGB (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) surgery include erosion
of the band used in the surgical procedure, pouch stretching from
overeating, abdominal acid leakage, breakdown of surgical sutures
and staples, and malnutrition. Patients also can experience dumping
syndrome which is a set of symptoms which includes diarrhea, nausea,
The laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure can help patients
lose up to 90% of excess fat. These type of statistics are what
makes gastric bypass such an attractive option for weight loss.
There are responsibilities on the patient's part that are important
to long-term weight loss. Attitudes towards eating must be changed
before undergoing gastric bypass. Eating habits and portion sizes
must change in order to keep the pouch from expanding and increasing
caloric intake capacity. Due to dumping syndrome, some patients
have experienced difficulties with sweets complaining of diarrhea
and upset stomach. Taking more frequent meals in smaller portions
to maintain weight after weight loss has been accomplished is
also important. Maintaining proper nutrition is very important
as there has also been reports of hair loss as a side effect from
gastric bypass. The addition of a vitamin supplement is encouraged
for all gastric bypass patients. Each person is responsible for
follow-up healthcare once the gastric bypass procedure is over.
Checking in with your doctor to track weight loss and doing blood
work will be an important step in the weight loss journey. You
will be amazed by the results you obtain from the surgery. There
are thousands of happy customers who swear by this procedure and
would do it over again if they had to. Thousands of customers
cannot all be wrong.