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What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

    Does Gastric Bypass Surgery works?

    If you are struggling with overweight and looking to lose weight and beginning a new life style, Gastric Bypass surgery as well as Gastric Sleeve, is the most common Bariatric Surgery options for you. This procedure is also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Surgery.

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    What kind of procedure is Gastric Bypass?

    Gastric Bypass is considered the gold standard weight loss procedure as it uses both, restrictive and malabsorptive techniques, in order to get a very important successful weight loss result. This means that this kind of bariatric surgery helps to control the amount of food you consume and also, causes more weight loss by not allowing your body to absorb eaten food calories.

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    Am I a good candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

    Gastric Bypass Surgery or RNY is an option for you if you are a hundred pounds overweight or more and you find very difficult to lose weight with different diets, exercise or medication. This bariatric would be an option for you if your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 45 or more.

    How is Gastric Bypass performed?

    In Gastric Bypass procedure the surgeon creates a pouch in the stomach chamber, leaving only a small space for food collection. After this, the surgeon will remove about 1.5 meters of the small intestine so; the food will pass into the lower section of the small intestine provoking the malabsorption required for weight loss. Gastric Bypass procedure finds a good way to weight loss trough the malabsorption process.

    Does Gastric Bypass surgery carry risks and complications?

    Gastric Bypass Surgery as any other Bariatric Surgery carries some risks and complications such as anastomosis, blood clots, internal bleeding, infection, breakage, vitamins and minerals reduction, dumping syndrome hernia, pouch obstruction, Structure, perforation of stomach or intestines, among others.

    What Should I do after Gastric Bypass surgery?

    If you are recovering from Gastric Bypass procedure, you should take about 3 to 6 weeks to recover. You need take this step seriously and understand that in order to succeed to this kind of surgical outcome; you will need to be committed to all your surgeon’s suggestions and recommendations about having new life style healthy habits, adopting an exercise and eating plan before and after surgery.

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