Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana
Gastric Bypass, Roux-en-Y (roo-en-y) is typically not reversible. It works by decreasing your food intake and reducing the absorption of nutrients. The surgeon makes an incision along the top of your stomach and seals it off from the rest of your stomach. A pouch is formed and can only hold about an ounce of food at a time.
The surgeon then will cut the small intestine and sew part of it directly onto the formed pouch. Food travels into this small pouch of the stomach and then straight into the attached small intestine.
Food bypasses most of your stomach and now enters directly into the middle part of your small intestine.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Right for You?
Who Benefits from Gastric Bypass Surgery
Those with body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher (extreme obesity) or those with a BMI of 35 to 39.9 (obesity) who has a serious weight-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea can benefit from the Gastric Bypass Surgery. Gastric Bypass Surgery is ideal for those from 18-62 years old as well.
Advantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Roux-en-Y (roo-en-y), has the benefits below:
Helps you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening weight-related health issues, including:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Severe sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
Other benefits are:
- Significant long-term weight loss (60 to 80 percent excess weight loss)
- Restricts the amount of food consumed
- Favorable changes in gut hormones that reduce appetite and enhance satiety
- Typical maintenance of >50% excess weight loss
Disadvantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery
More complex operation than the others and potentially could result in higher complication rates
Generally has a more extended hospital stay other procedures
Requires adherence to dietary recommendations, life-long vitamin/mineral supplementation, and follow-up
Can lead to long-term vitamin/mineral deficiencies particularly deficits in vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and folate
Gastric Bypass Surgery Expectations
With bariatric surgery, the overall quality of life for patients improves. Much of the excess weight is lost, and patients experience resolution or significant improvement of co-morbidities and in all, feel better.
Resolves 83.7 percent of type II diabetes cases
In 2000, a 500 panel of patients showed that 96 percent of co-morbidities (back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and depression) were improved or resolved
Fixes more peoples’ type II diabetes than purely restrictive procedures (noticeable difference often occurs within days of the surgery)
Determines 96.9 percent of hyperlipidemia cases
Adjust 75.4 percent of hypertension cases
Expect to lose on average of 61.6 percent of excess weight
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