Important Facts On Gastric Bypass Surgery

Publié par hamza lion mardi 10 mai 2016

By Brian Anderson


Bariatric surgeries are a group of surgical procedures whose objective is to assist in weight loss. This is achieved through a reduction of food consumed (reduced stomach volume), a reduction of nutrient absorption or both. Gastric bypass surgery is one of these operations. There are a number of things New York residents need to know if they are considering having this operation.

Weight-loss surgeries should only be considered after other conservative measures such as lifestyle changes have proved to be ineffective. They are suitable for persons that are at a high risk of developing weight related complications such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and gastro-esophageal reflux disease among others. The candidate should have a body mass index of 40 or more unless they already have complications where the cutoff is lowered to 35.

If you meet the required criteria, the operation will be scheduled to take place when you have been adequately prepared. You may need to have a number of tests to ascertain that you are ready for the operation. You may be asked to scale down or withhold on some drugs and foods until the operation is over. Smoking affects wound healing and should be stopped at least two weeks in advance.

There are different forms of gastric bypass surgeries that exist. The most commonly performed is the Roux-en-Y. The reason as to why this type is very popular is the fact that it can be easily done through small incisions. This helps to reduce the rate of complications and to shorten the recovery time. It is performed in two major steps. The first step is the creation of a pouch from the stomach by use of staples or a silicon band.

The second step is the attachment of a Y-shaped intestinal portion to the pouch. When food moves from the pouch into this part of the intestines, a significant section of the digestion tract is bypassed (hence the name). This means that there will be less absorption of nutrients and less calories will be produced. Weight loss starts to set in in subsequent weeks and months.

Another type of operation that may be done albeit rarely is extensive gastric bypass (also termed biliopancreatic diversion. It is an operation that is quite complicated than the conventional procedure. It entails the anastomosis (joining) of the first part of the stomach to the last intestinal section and getting rid of the lower stomach. The other two intestinal parts are bypassed.

One needs to be familiar with the possible risks of these operations. One of the risks is the fact that the pouch can dilate over time and increase in size. The dilatation may even cause it to revert to its original size. The band may be eroded causing it to disintegrate together with the staples. This effectively reverses the procedure. In rare circumstances, stomach acids can leak and cause injury to internal organs.

Dumping syndrome is a condition that results from the rapid movement of food through the stomach. Whenever this happens, affected persons may experience a number of symptoms that include weakness, nausea, fainting, sweating and diarrhea. The symptoms are most likely to occur when one eats sugary foods (usually after 10 and 30 minutes after eating). Some people have also have late symptoms that occur about three hours after eating.




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mardi 10 mai 2016

Important Facts On Gastric Bypass Surgery

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By Brian Anderson


Bariatric surgeries are a group of surgical procedures whose objective is to assist in weight loss. This is achieved through a reduction of food consumed (reduced stomach volume), a reduction of nutrient absorption or both. Gastric bypass surgery is one of these operations. There are a number of things New York residents need to know if they are considering having this operation.

Weight-loss surgeries should only be considered after other conservative measures such as lifestyle changes have proved to be ineffective. They are suitable for persons that are at a high risk of developing weight related complications such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and gastro-esophageal reflux disease among others. The candidate should have a body mass index of 40 or more unless they already have complications where the cutoff is lowered to 35.

If you meet the required criteria, the operation will be scheduled to take place when you have been adequately prepared. You may need to have a number of tests to ascertain that you are ready for the operation. You may be asked to scale down or withhold on some drugs and foods until the operation is over. Smoking affects wound healing and should be stopped at least two weeks in advance.

There are different forms of gastric bypass surgeries that exist. The most commonly performed is the Roux-en-Y. The reason as to why this type is very popular is the fact that it can be easily done through small incisions. This helps to reduce the rate of complications and to shorten the recovery time. It is performed in two major steps. The first step is the creation of a pouch from the stomach by use of staples or a silicon band.

The second step is the attachment of a Y-shaped intestinal portion to the pouch. When food moves from the pouch into this part of the intestines, a significant section of the digestion tract is bypassed (hence the name). This means that there will be less absorption of nutrients and less calories will be produced. Weight loss starts to set in in subsequent weeks and months.

Another type of operation that may be done albeit rarely is extensive gastric bypass (also termed biliopancreatic diversion. It is an operation that is quite complicated than the conventional procedure. It entails the anastomosis (joining) of the first part of the stomach to the last intestinal section and getting rid of the lower stomach. The other two intestinal parts are bypassed.

One needs to be familiar with the possible risks of these operations. One of the risks is the fact that the pouch can dilate over time and increase in size. The dilatation may even cause it to revert to its original size. The band may be eroded causing it to disintegrate together with the staples. This effectively reverses the procedure. In rare circumstances, stomach acids can leak and cause injury to internal organs.

Dumping syndrome is a condition that results from the rapid movement of food through the stomach. Whenever this happens, affected persons may experience a number of symptoms that include weakness, nausea, fainting, sweating and diarrhea. The symptoms are most likely to occur when one eats sugary foods (usually after 10 and 30 minutes after eating). Some people have also have late symptoms that occur about three hours after eating.




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