GASTRIC BYPASS (RYGB)

Gastric Bypass Surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y (RNY), is a bariatric procedure extremely effective in countering obesity by helping patients lose weight through:

  1. Restriction – Creating a new “egg-sized” stomach pouch that holds about two ounces of food (instead of the average stomach capacity of 40 ounces).
  2. Malabsorption – Rerouting a section of the small intestine which reduces the amount of food that is absorbed into the body, promoting rapid weight loss.

Most importantly, the rerouting of the food stream produces changes in gut hormones that promote satiety, suppress hunger, and reverse one of the primary mechanisms by which obesity induces type 2 diabetes.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass $5,800 dlls

 CFDPatients with a BMI Over 49

 

Advantages

  1. Produces significant long-term weight loss (60 to 80 percent excess weight loss)
  2. Restricts the amount of food that can be consumed
  3. May lead to conditions that increase energy expenditure
  4. Produces favorable changes in gut hormones that reduce appetite and enhance satiety
  5. Typical maintenance of >50% excess weight loss

Disadvantages

  1. Is technically a more complex operation than the AGB or LSG and potentially could result in greater complication rates
  2. Can lead to long-term vitamin/mineral deficiencies particularly deficits in vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and folate
  3. Generally has a longer hospital stay than the AGB
  4. Requires adherence to dietary recommendations, life-long vitamin/mineral supplementation, and follow-up compliance

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