- About the Laparoscopic surgery:
Laparoscopy is the modern day surgical technique wherein small incisions are made compared to the tradition open surgery techniques. Every time a laparoscopy operation is carried out, a video camera is inserted into the abdomen. This helps surgeons to get a better idea of what is happening inside the patient’s body, all it takes is a small incision. Laparoscopy has got its recent recognition also because it reduces the possibility of infections and the patients are able to return to normal routine faster after such surgeries. Weight problems affect both the sexes to a great extent. While it is said that women take time to shed those kilos when compared to men, men seem to take the same amount of time lately. Keeping a close eye on your BMI will help identify conditions of obesity thereby you will know when to resort to laparoscopic roux en y gastric bypasses.
- Most common weight loss procedure
Laparoscopic roux en y gastric bypasses are the most common weight loss procedures. Here the surgeon creates a small pouch in the stomach which is equivalent to the size of a big egg. The pouch is created with the help of the small intestine which is then connected to this small pouch. A “Y” shape is formed due to the connection of the small intestine to the newly created small pouch. This is the reason behind the name of this surgery. There are many reasons why this procedure is very popular and sought after when compared to others. One amongst them is the fact that patients tend to lose weight within a year or a year and a half from the surgery. The surgery changes your digestive system thereby forcing you to eat less and giving you the satisfaction that you are full. During a short span of time, your body gets accustomed to less food intake.
- Risks associated with weight loss surgeries
Despite the positive outcome for the weight loss procedures there is always a risk element just like in any other surgery. There are both short term and long term risks associated with the gastric bypass surgery procedure. These risks include excessive bleeding, infection, blood clots, breathing issues, leaks and even death is rare cases. From a long term perspective the potential risks include bowel problems, nausea, vomiting, hernias, malnutrition, ulcers and even death in extremely rare cases. There is nothing to worry about as the medical team taking care of you is very knowledgeable about gastric bypass surgery procedure. There are numerous tests that you will undergo before surgery is actually carried out, these help in understanding your body better.
- After the surgery
Till the stomach heals which takes about one to two days, you will not be allowed to eat anything post-surgery. There is a specific diet that one has to follow for twelve weeks. The diet generally begins with only fluids, progressing to soft food and finally onto regular diet. Stay closely connected to your doctor even post-surgery to avoid any possible complication.
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