Today, there are several surgical procedures used for achieving weight loss. The most common are the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, or simply, the gastric bypass and the Gastric Band, or adjustable gastric banding system. The procedure of gastric bypass surgery has been specifically designed for reducing the food intake for those who have failed to reduce their weight by every means. The purpose of the procedure is to make changes in the digestive system so as to limit the consumption of food. The procedure can improve the overall quality of life not only in terms of appearance but also reduce a number of health problems that overweight people are prone to suffer like heart problems and diabetes.
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Why It Is Done
Weight-loss surgery is suitable for people who are severely overweight and who have not been able to lose weight with diet, exercise, or medicine.
Surgery is generally considered when your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher. Surgery may also be an option when your BMI is 35 or higher and you have a life-threatening or disabling problem that is related to your weight, such as type 2 diabetes that is difficult to control with diet, exercise, and medicine.
It is important to think of this surgery as a tool to help you lose weight. It is not an instant fix. You will still need to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. This will help you reach your weight goal and avoid regaining the weight you lose.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass - This technique is more common than Biliopancreatic diversion bypass. Roux-en-Y technique does not remove any portions of the stomach.
In this part of the surgery, the new, small stomach pouch is disconnected from the first part of the small intestine (the duodenum). The surgeon then reconnects the stomach to a portion of intestine slightly further down (the jejunum). This surgical technique is called a "roux-en-Y."
After a roux-en-Y, food passes directly from the stomach into the jejunum, bypassing the duodenum. This leads to reduced absorption of calories and nutrients.This weight loss method is called "malabsorptive."
Stomach stapling and gastric bypass are typically performed during the same surgery. Together, this surgery is called a "roux-en-Y gastric bypass." The roux-en-Y procedure accounts for about 80% of all U.S. weight loss surgery procedures.
Usually, gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically (using tools inserted through small incisions in the belly). When laparoscopy is not possible, gastric bypass can be open (laparotomy). This involves a large incision in the middle of the belly.
Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery - Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery (MGB) is a very successful, inexpensive, short and simple technique in weight loss surgery. This low risk procedure involves minimal pain and has proved as the best procedure for long term weight loss. The surgery cuts down the hunger more than half in comparison to the band that leave patients vomiting and hungry whenever they eat healthy food. The MGB procedure takes about 40 minutes to complete and involves less recovery time along with a shorter stay at the hospital. The benefits of MGB include –
Gastric Bypass Sleeve Surgery - Gastric sleeve surgery, also referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and sleeve resection, is regarded as the newer type of Bariatric surgery. The purpose of this surgery is to limit the amount of food that a stomach can hold. The other purpose is to remove a portion of the stomach that produces the hormone known as Ghrelin (a hormone that causes hunger). The sleeve gastrectomy is regarded as the best alternative to duodenal switch surgery or gastric bypass surgery. The procedure can also be done laparoscopically.
Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass - The surgery is specifically designed for supporting an obese patient with weight control. From the existing stomach, a small pouch is created and is attached to the small intestine. This small pouch can hold only 1-2 ounces of food due to reduced size of the stomach. The food then passes from this pouch and goes directly into the intestine. The pouch fills with food quickly and on the other hand it empties gradually. A person feels satisfied even after consuming a very less quantity of food. The end result is the intake of fewer calories over the entire day that ultimately leads to weight loss in the long run.
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