Gastric Bypass Surgery

What Is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of Bariatric surgery which is specifically designed for decreasing the food intake for those who have failed to decrease their weight. The objective of the procedure is to make certain changes in the digestive system to easily limit the consumption of food. The procedure of gastric bypass surgery can improve the overall quality of life not only in terms of look but also decrease a number of health issues that people with overweight are prone to suffer like diabetes and heart problems.
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Following are the types of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Biliopancreatic Diversion Bypass
This technique is not so common. A portion of the stomach is removed and the bypass is attached to the distal illium in this procedure.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
This type of Gastric Bypass is more accepted than Biliopancreatic diversion bypass. No portion of the stomach is removed in Roux-en-Y technique. The bypass is performed with the assistance of open surgery by having 1 long incision. The Bypass can also be done laparoscopically and numerous smaller incisions are made instead of one long incision. In order to view the abdomen from within the surgeon inserts a laparoscopic instrument.

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