Lap Gastric Bypass

Lap Gastric Bypass treatment in Sarjapur Road

The lap gastric bypass treatment in Sarjapur Road is a bariatric surgery performed on severely obese individuals to accelerate weight loss and decrease the risk of serious health problems. The stomach cavity is turned into a small pouch during the procedure, and the food movement is bypassed from the first section of the small intestine. The result is lower absorption of food by the stomach and small intestine. 

How is lap gastric bypass performed? 

Lap gastric bypass, also called a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is a minimally invasive surgery performed with only a few incisions. The brief procedure is as follows,

  • Performed under general anaesthesia, the surgeon opens up multiple small incisions around the abdomen to access the stomach and intestine with narrow surgical tools.

  • The stomach is first divided into two sections through stapling; the smaller 'egg-shaped section and the larger section, which is bypassed. 

  • Next, the small intestine is divided into two parts, and the longer part, which is 3-4 ft downstream, is connected to the smaller cavity of the stomach. 

  • The resulting connection, which looks like a Y, bypasses the entering food from the larger section of the stomach and the first section of the intestine. 

  • The upper part of the small intestine is then connected much further down the line, so the stomach acids and digestive juices eventually flow to mix with the food. 

How does lap gastric bypass reduce weight?

There are several ways in which this procedure works to help in weight reduction, 

  • The newly created small pouch in the stomach is only able to hold little food. Therefore you feel full without having to eat much. 

  • The food from the stomach does not come in contact with the first portion of the small intestine, which significantly decreases absorption. 

  • The surgery has a profound effect on the feeling of hunger, satisfaction and even intestinal bacteria. 

  • The combination of decreased appetite and lesser absorption of food leads to a lower intake of calories and weight loss.

What to expect after the procedure? 

Immediately after the procedure, you will be put on a liquid diet without solid foods to allow the stomach and intestine to heal. There will be restrictions on a diet and shifting slowly from liquids to purees and soft solids. You could also experience immediate effects in the form of body aches, feeling exhausted, dry skin, thinning hair and mood changes. 

What are the risks?

Similar to any major surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with gastric bypass. Immediately after the procedure, people can experience adverse reactions to anaesthesia, excess bleeding, infections, lung and breathing problems, leaks in the gastric fluids and even blood clots.  

Long-term results 

Since your intake of food is greatly diminished, there is a risk of low nutritional intake. Your doctor will prescribe supplements such as multivitamins, calcium, B-12, vitamin D and Iron supplements to ensure you are getting adequate nutrition. 

Gastric bypass surgery provides significant weight loss in a short period of time. People often lose 70% of their body weight in about 2 years after the procedure. There are also additional health benefits as it reduces the risk of other health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type-2 diabetes, stroke and infertility. Consult with the best doctors at Manipal Hospitals now.

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