Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Weight Loss

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, also known as Gastric Bypass, is a surgical procedure for weight loss.  In this procedure, a small pouch is created from the stomach and the newly created pouch is connected directly to the small intestine.  After gastric bypass surgery is performed, the swallowed food goes into this small stomach pouch from where it is directly passed into the small intestine.  Thus the food bypasses most of the stomach including a part of the small intestine. 

Gastric Bypass is a commonly performed type of Bariatric Surgery.  The other types of Bariatric Surgery include Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Mini Gastric Bypass.  Bariatric Surgery is performed on very obese patients in whom diet and exercise haven’t worked.  As obesity is a main cause for various serious health issues, surgical interventions are deemed necessary.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass and other weight loss surgeries like Sleeve Gastrectomy is recommended in patients with BMI above 35.  It is also recommended in patients with BMI between 30 to 34 who suffer from weight related problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, etc.

  1. Gastric bypass is a long term solution for weight loss.
  2. Gastric bypass surgery can help in the resolution of other medical issues and also potential life-threatening issues related to obesity, which include heart disease and the risk of heart attack, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol (Dyslipidemia), type 2 diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stroke    , etc.  All these metabolic syndromes get resolved to a great extent after Gastric Bypass/Bariatric Surgery, sometimes even without any medications.
  3. Bariatric Surgery also helps improve the quality of life.
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