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Also known as RNY Gastric Bypass and Gastric Bypass, Roux-en-Y Surgery is a laparoscopic bariatric surgery done with many techniques. Despite the variable types of the surgery, its concept is to do excessive stomach stapling to form small pouches opening in distal parts of the intestine bypassing a great part of the stomach.
The amount of food you consume at a given meal gets reduced due to a limited space in the stomach pouch and to the time it takes to chew the food. This in turn will help you with weight loss
- This surgical procedure requires general anesthesia (being completely “put under”),
- The stomach is surgically divided in two, creating a small pouch that will act as the “new” stomach
- Staples seal both the “old” and “new” stomachs
- The small intestine is disconnected from the “old” stomach, which is sealed by staples
- The new stomach is safely connected by staples to the detached small intestine
The most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the USA is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). This is due to its effective long-term weight loss and treatment of co-morbidities, as well as the fact that it is being increasingly performed laparoscopically.
Disadvantages of RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Infection in the incision
- Leak from the stomach into the abdominal cavity or where the intestine is connected which may lead to peritonitis
- Blood clot in the lung
- Ulcers also develop 5 to 15% of the time
- Also be advised that Lap-Band Surgery and Gastric Sleeve Surgery may also work for you.
- A restriction of eating for one to two days to allow the stomach to heal may be required, to be followed by a specific diet for about 12 weeks.
- Activities can be resumed after the patient can move around without a lot of pain usually in 3 to 5 weeks.
- Follow the exercise and nutrition guidelines established by the physician and the dietitian to lose weight and avoid complications of the procedure.
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Last updated: Jan 30, 2018 4:19 am