Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass, in another name Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is the weight-loss operation including a formation of small sac from the stomach and connecting this sac directly to the small intestine. After gastric bypass, swallowed food is transfused into this small sac and then directly to thr small intestine. Thus, a large part of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine are skipped during digestion.
Gastric bypass is one of the most common operations among weight loss operation. When no benefit is taken from diet and exercise and the patient has serious health problems because of his weight, this procedure is applied.
Why is gastric bypass operation performed?
Gastric bypass is applied in order to help you get rid of your excess weight and reduce the health problems about being overweight. These health problems are:
1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
2. Heart Diseases
4. High Cholesterol
5. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
6. Type 2 Diabetes
Who Are Appropriate for Gastric Bypass?
Gastric bypass surgery is usually performed for people with a body mass index of 40 and over, and people with a body mass index of 35-39.9 who have weight-related illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe sleep apnea.
However, gastric bypass is not suitable for anyone who is excessively overweight. In order to undergo weight loss surgery, you must be able to meet certain conditions. Pre-operative, comprehensive tests can be performed to determine patient compliance.
You must also be willing to make lasting changes in your life to adopt a healthier lifestyle.