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The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery.

 

The Procedure

 

There are two components to this procedure, Firstly, a small stomach pouch of approximately one ounce or 30 -50 millilitres in volume is created by removing the top of the stomach from the rest of it.

 

The second step is, the first portion of the small intestine is taken, divided, and then connected to the newly created small stomach pouch.

 

The first portion of the small intestine is then reconnected to the rest of the small intestine further down so that the stomach acids and digestive enzymes with eventually mix with the food.

 

This procedure works due to the new stomach being smaller and therefore less food is consumed, meaning less calories. Also, less calories are absorbed by the small intestine.

 

The rerouting of the food stream causes changes to occur in the gut hormones that promote satiety, suppress hunger and reverse the primary reasons obesity induced type 2 diabetes.

 

After this surgery there is a 60 -80% excess loss of weight. Often, there is also an increase in energy expenditure seen.

 

There are more complication rates with this surgery as it is technically more complex. There could be long term vitamin and mineral deficiencies particularly vitamin B12, Iron Calcium and Folate if the follow up instructions are not adhered to.

Other options for treatment

  • Comprehensive lifestyle program
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Dietary Therapy
  • Exercise
  • Drug Therapy
  • Bariatric (Weight loss) Surgery

 

Most nonsurgical weight loss programs are based on a combination of diet, behaviour modification, and regular exercise. However, published scientific papers report that these methods rarely resolve severe obesity because they fail to help people maintain weight loss. In fact, more than 95% of people regain the weight they lose within a few years after treatment.

We offer a personalized and comprehensive weight loss surgery programdesigned to help you reach your goals. This will include combining the surgery with comprehensive life style modification.

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