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Parting with lethal weight successfully

Parting with lethal weight successfully

A gastric bypass surgery may become essential for you when your stomach and small intestine need to change the way they handle the food you eat. People with a BMI exceeding 40 may accordingly be prescribed a gastric bypass to not let their obesity become life-threatening. These procedures are extensive and complicated, and call for highly skilled surgical teams to perform a successful surgery.

After the surgical procedure, the patient’s stomach becomes smaller, making him feel full with lesser food, thus keeping obesity in control.

Gastric bypass surgery

Bypass surgeries are of two types: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – RGB and Bilio-pancreatic Diversion Gastric Bypass – BPD. They can be conducted as open surgery as well as through laparotomy. In case of an open surgery, the stomach is apportioned into smaller and larger pouches on the upper and lower end of the stomach respectively. The small pouch is formed by “stomach stapling” that reduces food intake leading to weight loss. It enables the stomach to be detached from the duodenum of the small intestine and linked surgically to its other side (jejunum).

Laparoscopy on the other hand involves creating a large incision and landing a camera to access the innermost caverns of the stomach. Laparoscopy can have a few advantages over an open surgery:

· Minimal scarring

· Shorter hospitalization period

· Faster and more technologically advanced procedure

· Reduced risk of developing an infection or hernia post-surgery

Benefits of gastric bypass

Weight loss may not always be possible with external efforts such as exercising, dieting other rigorous regimens. While getting grid of life-threatening fat from the body, a gastric bypass may prove to be beneficial in many ways including:

· Reduced risk of cancer and heart diseases

· Relief from type II diabetes

· Relief from obesity related conditions such as asthma, arthritis, and sleep apnea

Possible complications during/after a gastric bypass

Complications may include:

· Loss of blood

· Heart attack

· Infections and ulcers

· Allergic reactions

· Pulmonary embolism

· Internal bleeding

Risk factors of a gastric bypass

Every surgery comes with its own risks, and surgeons are trained to eliminate the risks during and after the procedure. Some risk factors that could arise are:

· Stomach leaks into the abdomen – acid could absorb other organs

· Nutrition related imbalances due to the surgery

· Dumping syndrome – contents of the stomach rush into the small intestine causing sweating, nausea, diarrhea

· Band and staple breakdown

· Rapid weight loss could form gallstones

· Metabolic bone disease due to absence of calcium absorption

· Reduced absorption of iron and vitamin B12 could lead to anemia

· Stretching of the pouch – the small pouch or stomach starts expanding and reaches its pre-surgery size

· Gastric band erosion and port site infections

Some people lose up to 20 pounds a month during the year after surgery, after which the pace of weight loss reduces. The right diet and exercise regimen can help maintain solid health after surgery.

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