Bariatric surgery is the most commonly done Laparoscopic Bariatric procedure in UK, USA and South America. In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, only a small part of the stomach is used to create a new stomach pouch. The smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum).
Benefits of this Gastric Bypass Surgery
- A person consumes less food.
- Less food is absorbed after the surgery.
The entire digestive system does not function in Bypass surgery and since a small part of the stomach is used, the hormones inside the body get topsy turvy. The hormones which are beneficial to the insulin get activated and the ones which are not beneficial to insulin get deactivated. Thus the balance of hormones inside the alimentary canal and blood gets shifted to favour insulin.
There are some complications encountered in this surgery as well and thus follow up with the surgeon is important to avoid post operative complications and to keep the blood sugar and blood pressure of the patients under control.
Thus it can be said the Gastric Bypass surgery has been the life changing, standard procedure for many years and it is called the golden standard of Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery.