Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery is usually performed laparoscopically (also called keyhole surgery). The stomach is reduced in size to a narrow pouch, to restrict the amount of food and to reduce hunger.
Gastric Bypass Surgery explained
A short segment of the bowel is joined (anastamosed) to the new stomach to form the bypass and to augment the weight loss effect. Gastric bypass surgery as a treatment has been performed in tens of thousands patients over the years worldwide. The surgery is relatively safe with 2 to 4% complication rates.
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Who Are Good Candidates for Gastric Bypass?
Good candidates for gastric bypass usually have a BMI of 35 or higher . The surgery would be expected to cause remission in about 80-90% of Type 2 diabetes as well as significant reduction in other obesity related diseases such as hypertension, obstructive sleep apnoea and hypercholesterolemia. The advantages are:
- Long track record
- Quick sugar control in diabetics
- Effective weight loss
- Better operation for patients with reflux
After Gastric Bypass
Patients spend about 3 days in the hospital after the operation and stay on liquid high protein diet for three weeks after the operation to allow all the staple lines and anastomosis to heal. After gastric bypass surgery, there are possible complications:
- Ulcer formation
- Leak from stapleline or anastamosis
- Stenosis of the anastamosis
- Internal hernia formation
- Small chance of malnutrition
- Dumping syndrome (discomfort after eating sugar-rich foods)
- Complications common with any operation such as cardiovascular and respiratory complications
- <0.5% risk of mortality
This is only a brief description of the operation and the next step is to contact Advance Surgical. Together we will go through the details of what the surgery and subsequent journey entails.
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