GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY
This method has the longest track record compared to the gastric band and the sleeve gastrectomy. Gastric bypass is also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and involves dividing the stomach into two sections to create a small stomach pouch that is then attached to a segment of the small intestine. The remainder of the stomach is left inside the body but is disconnected from the normal food channel. The small stomach pouch restricts the amount of food that can be eaten.
The bypassed 100-150cm of small bowel reduces the absorption of fat, calories and nutrients. The change in configuration of the small bowel leads to changes in gut hormones that are responsible for weight loss and improvement in diabetes.
What are the benefits ?
- May see more weight loss compared to the gastric sleeve or the gastric band*
- Could potentially improvement in diabetes compared to the gastric sleeve or the band*
- Suitable for revisional weight loss surgery*
- May treat severe reflux
- Could help release of gut hormones promotes long term weight loss*
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