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 surgery will not reduce the weight but will initiate the loss weight process. 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
- A patient can lose up to 70% of excess weight
- Significant health improvement
- 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.