Gastric bypass is a weight loss surgical procedure designed to treat severe obesity. It involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting a section of the small intestine. This restrains food intake and reduces nutrient absorption, resulting in significant weight loss and improved health outcomes for eligible patients.Book an Appointment
About Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass is a highly effective weight loss surgery for individuals with severe obesity, particularly when other weight loss methods have been unsuccessful. During the procedure, a small stomach pouch is created by stapling or dividing the stomach, limiting its capacity to hold food. Next, a segment of the small intestine is rerouted and connected to the newly created pouch. This bypasses a portion of the digestive tract, leading to reduced calorie absorption and nutrient intake.
Procedure of Gastric Bypass
- Evaluation: A comprehensive evaluation is performed by a team of specialists to assess the patient's eligibility and overall health status for the procedure.
- Preoperative Preparations: Patients follow specific guidelines, quit smoking, and adhere to a prescribed diet before the surgery.
- Anesthesia: The patient is given anesthesia to ensure comfort during the procedure.
- Gastric Bypass Surgery: a. Laparoscopic Approach: Small incisions are made, and a laparoscope (camera) and surgical instruments are inserted to perform the surgery, resulting in less scarring and quicker recovery. b. Open Surgery (Roux-en-Y): A larger incision is made to directly access the stomach and small intestine for the surgical alterations.
- Recovery and Follow-up: After surgery, patients recover in the hospital for a few days before starting a controlled diet. Regular follow-up appointments with the medical team are essential to monitor progress and provide necessary support for lasting weight loss success.
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