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What is Gastric Bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass is surgery that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food. The food you eat will no longer go into some parts of your stomach and small intestine that absorb food. Because of this, your body will not get all of the calories from the food you eat.
Why Gastric Bypass surgery needs to be done?
Gastric bypass is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
High blood pressure
Obstructive sleep apnea
Type 2 diabetes
Gastric bypass is typically done only after you've tried to lose weight by improving your diet and exercise habits.
Who can qualify?
Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity).
Your BMI is 35 to 39.9 (obesity), and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea. In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.
But gastric bypass isn't for everyone who is severely overweight. You may need to meet certain medical guidelines to qualify for weight-loss surgery. You likely will have an extensive screening process to see if you qualify.
You must also be willing to make permanent changes to lead a healthier lifestyle. You may be required to participate in long-term follow-up plans that include monitoring your nutrition, your lifestyle and behavior, and your medical conditions.
You will have general anesthesia before this surgery. You will be asleep and pain-free.There are 2 steps during gastric bypass surgery:
The first step makes your stomach smaller. Your surgeon uses staples to divide your stomach into a small upper section and a larger bottom section. The top section of your stomach (called the pouch) is where the food you eat will go. The pouch is about the size of a walnut. It holds only about 1 ounce (oz) or 28 grams (g) of food. Because of this you will eat less and lose weight.
The second step is the bypass. Your surgeon connects a small part of your small intestine (the jejunum) to a small hole in your pouch. The food you eat will now travel from the pouch into this new opening and into your small intestine. As a result, your body will absorb fewer calories.
Gastric bypass can be done in two ways. With open surgery, your surgeon makes a large surgical cut to open your belly. The bypass is done by working on your stomach, small intestine, and other organs.
Another way to do this surgery is to use a tiny camera, called a laparoscope. This camera is placed in your belly. The surgery is called laparoscopy. The scope allows the surgeon to see inside your belly.
In this surgery:
The surgeon makes 4 to 6 small cuts in your belly.
The scope and instruments needed to perform the surgery are inserted through these cuts.
The camera is connected to a video monitor in the operating room. This allows the surgeon to view inside your belly while doing the operation.
Advantages of laparoscopy over open surgery include:
Shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.
Smaller scars and a lower risk of getting a hernia or infection.
This surgery takes about 2 to 4 hours.
Frequently asked questions
What are the long term side effects of gastric bypass surgery?
Dumping syndrome, a condition that can lead to symptoms like nausea and dizziness.
Low blood sugar.
Why would you need a gastric bypass?
Efforts to lose weight with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful. Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher. Your BMI is 35 or more and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
How long does gastric bypass surgery take?
Surgery time is approximately 1.5 hours, and the hospital stay is two to three days. Recovery time is about two weeks.
Can you ever eat normally after gastric bypass?
One canstart eating regular foods about three months after surgery. At each stage of the gastric bypass diet, you must be careful to: Drink 64 ounces of fluid a day, to avoid dehydration. Sip liquids between meals, not with meals.
What happens to your old stomach after gastric bypass?
The remaining stomach gets smaller over time since it is no longer getting stretched with food and drink, but still serves an essential purpose in producing stomach acid and enzymes to help us digest our food.
What percent of gastric bypass patients gain the weight back?
On an average person can lose approximately 70% of their extra body weight initially, and 2 years or more after surgery will regain approximately 5% of their extra body weight.
What Will the Recovery Be Like?
Most gastric bypass surgery is laparoscopic, which means the surgeon makes small cuts. That makes for shorter recovery time. Most people stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days, and get back to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks.
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