The basics of Roux-en-Y
Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure aimed at altering sections of the small intestine and the stomach. The stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower ‘leftover’ pouch, and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both, that’s why it’s called bypass. The procedure sees two elements working toward weight loss, they are; restrictive (reducing size of stomach) and hormonal (early passage of food into the intestine).
After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food. And since you won’t be eating as much food, overtime, you should see a remarkable improvement on the scales and in your health, as your appetite is suppressed.
“After gastric bypass surgery weight loss averages 65% for most patients with over 85% of patients losing and maintaining 50% initial excess weight loss.” Obesitynews.today.com
If you have a severe weight problem, successful gastric bypass surgery may help your overall quality of life, and reduce your risk of suffering from weight related health problems in the future.
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