Gastric bypass surgery is a kind of surgery that is aimed to help you to lose weight by changing your stomach and small intestine to be smaller. You can feel full with less amount of food. It is shrunk your stomach. You will not eat as much food as you used to take before the surgery. The doctor will bypass or re route a part of your digestive system to prevent your body from absorbing as much food as before in this surgery. This therefore means that your body will not get all the calories from the food you take.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Type
They are two types of this surgery, open surgery and laparoscopy. The surgeon makes a big surgical cut to open your belly on the open surgery. He does the bypass by working on your small intestine and stomach. The doctor makes 4-6 cuts in your belly and passes the camera through these cuts on the laparoscopy surgery. Then, he connects the camera to a video monitor. He can look into your belly through the video monitor. He then does the bypass using thin surgical instruments using the other cuts. The results of these two types of surgeries are the same regardless of whether it was open or laparoscopy surgery. Read more
Gastric sleeve is a surgical weight loss procedure which your stomach is reduced by removing the lateral to about 25 percent. This surgery reduces your stomach size of a tube or sleeve like structure. The holding capacity of the stomach is about 1.54 liters of liquid and food down to about 200 ml. The normal movement of food from your mouth into your stomach and then into the intestinal tract is not altered. There’s no malabsorption to nutrient as there’s with the bypass gastric procedure. Despite the stomach being smaller, the sleeve of your stomach still functions normally. Nutrients and food continue to enter and leave in the same manner. Acid is made to help digestion continuously, and essential minerals and vitamins such as calcium, folate, B12 and iron can be absorbed normally. Read more
Bariatric surgery is a procedure to assist obese individuals lose weight. It is carried out by Bariatric surgeons in local hospitals. A Bariatric surgeon determines if the patient qualifies for weight loss surgery, the doctor performs the surgery. People who unable to lose weight with exercise and diet are supposed to consider this surgery. The most type of this surgery in the US is gastric bypass. This surgery is a major operation which can cause significant side effects, including blood clots, vitamin deficiencies and infections which may be life threatening. Read more