Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
The ‘Roux-en-Y gastric bypass’ or the Laparoscopic Gastric bypass is the most common option for surgery which is conducted to reduce the excess weight in patients. The procedure involves, creating a small stomach pouch and restricting the food intake of a patient. A surgeon makes a small six-inch incision in the abdomen through which a camera and surgical tool are inserted to perform the procedure. The bypass results in significant reduction in the number of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
Not everyone is eligible for a weight loss surgery. There are many factors a bariatric surgeon may consider before recommending weight loss surgery like high BMI (more than 40), sugar levels, joint related problems like arthritis (also include osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), sleeping disorder or any other health issues.
Benefits of the surgery
- The consumption of food is reduced resulting in fewer calories
- A patient can lose up to 70% of excess weight
- There is significant health improvement
- You feel good mentally and physically
- Mobility becomes easier
- Self-dependency increases
- Internal bleeding
- Bowel obstruction
- A hernia