Gastric Bypass Surgery Details

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass, along with all the other major issues related directly to the human being one of the biggest is obesity. Nowadays obesity is said to be the cause of all diseases i.e. from hypertension to chronic heart diseases. Humanity has been working on their weight loss for a very long time for which they were and are practicing different methods either through:

  • Supplements
  • Medications
  • Surgeries
  • Workout and many another form of physical exercises
  • Herbal products

Most of the methods as mentioned earlier require the longer time to reach the given level. However surgical treatments (Bariatric Surgery) are giving the faster, fruitful and satisfactory results in this cases. Out of all Gastric Bypass Surgery has been found with the maximum favorable rate. It is a surgical procedure, mostly performed by a surgeon who has a specialty in GIT (Gastrointestinal Tract), in which the stomach is divided into two upper and lower parts. The top or pouch is smaller in size than the lower one, and then the small intestine is connected to both parts by various methods.By doing such the food and nutrients will be less absorbed which will result to reduce obesity even after maximum consumption of food. There is the different type of surgeries performed by the competent surgeons for weight loss, but their effectiveness and ratio of decrease in weight vary from one to another. Below is a graphical presentation showing healthy weight loss from three common weight loss surgeries:

Gastric Bypass

As discussed above there is many gastric bypasses, techniques depending on the need, these variations of operations along with their description are as follows:

S. No. Type of Gastric Bypass Description
1 Proximal Roux-en-Y It is the most commonly used technique for gastric bypass. In this surgery, the small intestine is reconnected in a Y shape arrangement
2 Distal Roux-en-Y This surgical technique is all the same only the formation of Y connection is at the lower area of small intestine which reduces the absorption food which mainly contains fats, starches, different minerals and vitamins
3 MGB (Mini Gastric Bypass) In this procedure a long tube of the stomach is created along the lesser curvature of the stomach. Then a loop of small intestine is brought up and linked to the machine. This procedure is getting more popularity as it is simple to perform, has fewer risks and weight loss is sustained by this process.


4 Endoscopic duodenal-jejunal bypass In this technique a duodenal-jejunal bypass liner is placed between the beginning of small intestine with stomach (duodenum) and the second stage of small intestine (mid-jejunum)



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