Gastric Bypass Complications

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How exactly the Roux en-Y gastric bypass surgery helps you lose weight?

Let’s start with – you will eat less, and even if you want, you just won’t be able to eat more than your upper small stomach pouch allows you.

Let’s go on with your caloric intake will be far less, because after the Roux-en Y gastric bypass, the food you eat bypasses a part of your small intestine and digestion actually occurs in the lower part of the small intestine. That in turn rapidly reduces the amount of calories your body absorbs, because your food skips part the small intestine length.

Roux en-Y gastric bypass complications

Well, there is one common complication after a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery and it’s called the Dumping Syndrome – your body doesn’t feel very well when you consume foods high in refined sugars.

It occurs because the food you consume moves too quickly through your stomach and the small intestine. The symptoms are sweating, nausea, dizziness and weakness, and they get worse when you eat high sugar sweets and carbohydrates.

To be optimistic, I can say it’s not such a bad gastric bypass complication after all. Think of that you won’t be able to overeat with sweets, as you may have used to and you’ll lose weight forever.

How exactly the Biliopancreatic diversion surgery helps you lose weight?

The main mechanism of weight loss and maintenance with this weight loss surgery is malabsorption. Actually it’s a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive procedures, but mainly malabsorption.

Biliopancreatic diversion gastric bypass complications

Although this gastric bypass surgery successfully helps you lose weight, it is not very commonly used, as the Roux en-Y gastric bypass surgery for instance. That’s because of some gastric bypass complications that the biliopancreatic diversion develops sometimes, such as the risk for nutritional deficiencies for your body.

How exactly the Mini-Gastric Bypass surgery helps you lose weight?

It’s a combination of smaller volume stomach and decreased absorption of nutrients, meaning the amount of food you eat is decreased and bypassing the first part of the small intestine decreases the absorption of calories and fats from food.

In the more than 2,500 patients has lost in an average weight of about 140 pounds in one year.

Mini-Gastric Bypass complications

Although it wasn’t originally called like that, this weight loss surgery was the first gastric bypass ever done and is a very simple one. Unfortunately, because of its imperfection and some gastric bypass complications, it’s been abandoned for some time.

Some of the gastric bypass complications were:

  • entering of corrosive juices from the small intestine into the gastric pouch and causing severe inflammation and ulceration of either the stomach, or the lower esophagus

Until later when it’s been improved to a simple and less troublesome laparoscopic mini gastric bypass surgery. Although the mini-gastric bypass surgery has a low complication rate nowadays, there are still reports of serious long-term complications with this technique that require a revision surgery.

One thought on “Gastric Bypass Complications

  1. Dumping is certainly not a pleasant side-effect of gastric bypass surgery but, as long as you are carefully in selecting the foods that you eat and, more importantly, that you avoid, then this particular complication need not be too much of a headache.