Gastric Bypass (Gastric Banding)

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Understanding Gastric Bypass Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure wherein the stomach is divided into a smaller upper pouch and a much smaller pouch at the lower part. Small intestine is then rearranged to connect the pouches. With this method, the stomach of the patient will be less susceptible to be stretch leading for a lesser food consumption. LEARN MORE

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Understanding Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure wherein the stomach is divided into a smaller upper pouch and a much smaller pouch at the lower part. Small intestine is then rearranged to connect the pouches. With this method, the stomach of the patient will be less susceptible to be stretch leading for a lesser food consumption.

 

Types of Gastric Bypass

·         Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass

This is the most common type of gastric bypass. In this type the stomach is to be stapled into two through vertical banding. Patients will be less susceptible to hold food. The Y-shaped section of the small intestine will be attached to the pouch to allow the foods to bypass.

·         Extensive Gastric Bypass (biliopancretic diversion)

This is a more complicated gastric bypass procedure wherein the lower portion of the stomach is removed. If successfully done, this method brings rapid weight loss but is more likely to bring out nutritional deficiencies.

Good Effects of a Gastric Bypass Surgery

·         Minimal complications

·         Rapid weight loss

·         Least possibility to fail

·         Healthier and balanced diet

Possible Bad Effects of a Gastric Bypass Surgery

·         Affects calorie intake

·         Anemia and Malnourishment

·         Susceptible to gallstones

·         Dumping syndrome

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