Full Gastric Bypass Surgery, also popularly known as Roux-en-Y (RNY) is a weight loss surgery that is very effective in treating morbid obesity if other regular weight loss could not give any results.
In Full Gastric Bypass Surgery the digestive stomach is reshaped to restrict the amount of food intake of the patient and its absorption; thus reducing the amount of fat and calorie ingestion.
By gastric bypass surgery the stomach is separated to form a pouch; thereby reducing the amount of food the patient can consume at one time. It also reduces the food absorption rate, which results in feeling less hungry. This makes the gastric bypass surgery an effective one for weight loss and obesity reduction.
The stomach pouch formed in this surgery is higher, smaller and round. It is separate from the rest of the stomach and is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine through a tube called the ‘roux limb’ or ‘food channel’.
Meanwhile, gastric juices from the stomach and digestive enzymes from the pancreas, and bile, continue secretion from the lower part of the stomach and duodenum down the small intestine. These two channels meet at a Y-shaped junction from which the procedure derives its name.
Expert surgeons in Cancun, Tijuana, Mexico perform the full gastric bypass surgery with the help of a laparoscope. This tool requires very small incisions for its insertion. The camera at the end of it guides the process visually. The process does not result in major scars or sutures. It also helps seedy recovery than the other surgical processes. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately one to three hours, followed by a one to two day’s stay in the hospital.
Full gastric bypass surgery can result in losing about 10 to 20 pounds per month. This will also depend on your post operative diet and exercise regime that can aid in losing about 50-70% of excess weight from the body within one to two years. Losing so much of weight after surgery may reduce other medical severities.
As full gastric bypass surgery takes very less time in comparison to other surgical weight loss procedures, patient stays in the hospital for much shorter period. It usually takes 30-45 minutes for the surgery and the patient will be free to walk within a couple of hours. The patient may be discharged within 24 to 48 hours depending on the patient’s condition.
As this process is performed through laparoscope, there is less invasion of the body and hence fewer risks are involved. Laparoscopy leaves no scars; and there are no chances of developing a hernia after your gastric bypass surgery.
Certainly, reduced weight can give you a better outlook and confidence to face life with renewed zest. It also provides advantage of reducing severity of many related symptoms like: