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GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY
Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures for the seriously obese. By creating a smaller stomach pouch, the body’s normal digestive process is altered, restricting food intake and the amount of calories the body absorbs. As a result, food bypasses a large part of the stomach and most of the small intestine.
Gastric bypass in Mexico is performed laparoscopically at the Obesity Goodbye Center by the surgical team of Dr. Sergio Verboonen. During the procedure, a small stomach pouch is created and attached to a section of the small intestine. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine, where calories and nutrients are absorbed. The smaller stomach creates a feeling of fullness more quickly, and as a result less food is consumed.
Full Gastric Bypass Surgery, also popularly known as Roux-en-Y (RNY) is a weight loss surgery that is very effective in treating morbid obesity if other regular weight loss could not give any results.
During gastric bypass surgery the stomach is separated to form a pouch; thereby reducing the amount of food the patient can consume at one time. It also reduces the food absorption rate, which results in feeling less hungry. This makes the gastric bypass surgery an effective one for weight loss and obesity reduction.
The stomach pouch formed in this surgery is higher, smaller and round. It is separate from the rest of the stomach and is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine through a tube called the ‘roux limb’ or ‘food channel’.
Meanwhile, gastric juices from the stomach and digestive enzymes from the pancreas, and bile, continue secretion from the lower part of the stomach and duodenum down the small intestine. These two channels meet at a Y-shaped junction from which the procedure derives its name.
Expert bariatric surgeon, Dr. Sergio Verboonen in Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico performs the full gastric bypass surgery with the help of a laparoscope. This tool requires very small incisions for its insertion. The camera at the end of it guides the process visually. The process does not result in major scars or sutures. It also helps seedy recovery than the other surgical processes. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately one to three hours, followed by a two day’s stay in the hospital.
Full gastric bypass surgery can result in losing about 10 to 20 pounds per month. This will also depend on your post-operative diet and exercise regime that can aid in losing about 50-70% of excess weight from the body within one to two years. Losing so much of weight after surgery may reduce other medical severities.
As this process is performed through laparoscope, there is less invasion of the body and hence fewer risks are involved. Laparoscopy leaves no scars; and there are no chances of developing a hernia after your gastric bypass surgery. Patient stays in the hospital for much shorter period.
Studies conducted on gastric bypass Tijuana patients show that after one year, weight loss can average more than 75% of excess body weight. One report found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of serious health problems of participating patients by 96%.