Gastric Bypass Surgery in Delhi
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery separates the top part of your stomach to create a pouch about the size of a small egg. The surgeon attaches the pouch to your small intestine. This bypasses most of your stomach and upper intestine. The procedure, also known as a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is almost always done with a minimally invasive laparoscope. This fiber-optic instrument requires only small incisions. We offer the Best Gastric Bypass Surgery in Delhi by Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Saggu
How is Gastric Bypass Surgery done?
The surgeon makes a small stomach pouch – about the size of an egg – by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Then, the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch.
In the end, the top portion of the divided small intestine is connected to the small intestine further down so that the stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and first portion of your small intestine will eventually mix with the food. To know more watch the video.
Advantages of the Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Very good short term weight loss (60 to 80 percent excess weight loss)
- Lasting, long term results. The data show that up to 20 years after surgery, most patients maintain more than 50 percent of their excess weight loss.
- Excellent resolution of obesity-related health problems
- It does not require a foreign object in the body, as gastric banding does.
- It can be an effective long-term treatment for Type 2 diabetes and acid reflux disease.
Risks and potential side effects
- Gastric bypass is more complex than other bariatric surgeries, so more short-term complications are possible. These include leaking from intestinal connections, blood clots, bleeding, pneumonia and infections.
- A few patients develop dumping syndrome, when food moves too quickly through the digestive system. This can lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea but usually goes away within a few months. This condition is also less common than many patients fear.
- Long-term complications may include hernias, ulcers, and narrowing of the intestinal connections.
- Gastric bypass can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Patients must take supplements and follow dietary recommendations for the rest of their lives.
- The surgery typically is not reversible.
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