Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
- The Laparoscopic Gastric bypass or the ‘Roux-en-Y gastric bypass’ is the most common 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 is inserted to perform the procedure.
- The bypass results in significant reduction in amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
Criteria for conducting Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
If a patient has higher BMI than 40 and suffers from severe heart problems due to obesity, chronic diabetes, sleep apnea, or osteoarthritis then he/she might be considered for this surgery.
Benefits of the surgery
Bariatric Surgery has numerous advantages like:
- the consumption of food is reduced resulting in less calories
- patient can lose up to 70% of excess weight
- there is significant health improvement
- you feel good mentally and physically
- mobility becomes more easy and self-dependency increases
Risks of the surgery
The surgery also entails the risk of having an infection or haemorrhage, bowel obstruction and hernia.