Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is considered to be the most popular type of surgery in the world aimed at weight loss activity. Nowadays more than 200 000 gastric bypass surgeries are successfully performed in North America (USA + Canada) and this figure in continuously increasing.
The history of gastric bypass surgery is about 50 years old. A lot of patients all over the world could successfully loss weight with the help of this medical procedure. Mentioned type of surgery is considered to be the most effective procedure allowing people with excess weight to overcome this problem.
The way of surgery performing
The present day gastric bypass surgery is performing with the help of laparoscopy (without discussion of the belly. Gastric bypass surgery combines two excess weight treatment mechanisms: reduction of nutritive absorption (also known as malabsorption) and reduction of gastric cavity. As of today a lot of gastric bypass surgery types have been developed. But the most optimum type (for a number of reasons) is so called Roux–en–Y gastric bypass. The main point of such gastric bypass consists in creation of "small stomach" with the capacity from 20 to 50 milliliters by way of transaction of the stomach in its upper part. Then the loop of small intestine is connecting to mentioned “small stomach”.
Why gastric bypass surgery is effective
To begin with, the capacity of "small stomach" is only 20 milliliters. That’s why the individual could not eat a lot of food. Secondly, the food consumed is passing by the bigger part of stomach and small intestine. Due to these facts the surgery contributes to reduction of nutritive absorption.
Colden standard of bariatric surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is the “golden standard” of bariatric surgery in North America. Hundred thousand of similar surgical interventions are performing nowadays in USA and Canada. Thanks to huge amount of statistical material we can state that such type of weight loss surgical intervention helps patients to get rid of 70-90 percents of the overweight. Besides, laparoscopic gastric bypass has minimum complications within the post surgical period compared to other interventions influencing the nutritive absorption. If your body mass index is more than 50 the laparoscopic gastric bypass is the most convenient type of surgical intervention for you. Gastric bypass surgery is the most effective in this regard since it provides profound effect with minimum possible long-term effects.