About gastric bypass

mirageAbout gastric bypass

Gastric bypass is a type of Bariatric Surgery (weight-loss surgery). This surgery reduces the size of the stomach to a small pouch & attached to the small intestine so you feel full after eating only a small amount of food and absorb fewer calories. It helps to reduce caloric absorption in cases of severe obesity.

Gastric bypass surgery help to lose excess weight & reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems like Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Heart disease, High blood pressure, Severe sleep apnea, diabetes.

Gastric bypass surgery performs in two-way First is the open surgery, the surgeon makes a surgical cut in the belly. The second way is a tiny camera, the surgeon uses a tiny camera (laparoscope) placed in the belly. This surgery called laparoscopy.

Gastric Bypass Procedure

The Gastric bypass surgery procedure starts with creating a Small Pouch in the Stomach. The surgeon will use surgical staples to create a small pouch to serve as your new stomach. This pouch will hold about 1 cup of food. With such a small stomach, people feel full quickly and eat less. This strategy is also called “restrictive,” because the new stomach size restricts how much food it can hold. The second part is Bypass: The surgeon disconnects the new, small stomach pouch from the majority of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, and then connects it to a part of the small intestine slightly further down. This surgery called Roux-en-Y. After a Roux-en-Y, food passes directly from the stomach into the jejunum, bypassing the duodenum. This curbs your absorption of calories and nutrients.

The second part is Bypass: The surgeon disconnects the new, small stomach pouch from the majority of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, and then connects it to a part of the small intestine slightly further down. This surgery called Roux-en-Y. After a Roux-en-Y, food passes directly from the stomach into the jejunum, bypassing the duodenum. This curbs your absorption of calories and nutrients.

Who Need Gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass & other weight-loss surgeries may option for you if Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity). More Condition is if you have a serious weight-related health problem, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea. In some cases, you may qualify for Surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is not a quick fix for obesity. It will greatly change your lifestyle. After this surgery, you must eat healthy foods, control portion sizes of what you eat, and exercise. If you do not follow these measures, you may have complications from the surgery and poor weight loss.
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