Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, also referred to as RNY Gastric Bypass, is a type of laparoscopic bariatric surgery that reduces the capacity of the stomach.
How Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery is Performed
RNY Gastric Bypass is performed by creating a small stomach pouch at the top of the stomach and connecting the newly formed pouch directly to the small intestines. The reduced stomach capacity restricts the amount of food an individual is able to consume and the “bypass” of the first two sections of the small intestines results in fewer calories absorbed.
RNY is typically performed on individuals with a BMI over 40 or those with other obesity-related diseases. The procedure is not an automatic cure for obesity, but can significantly decrease your weight within a few weeks or months.
There are many advantages to RNY Gastric Bypass surgery. The majority of patients enjoy weight loss at the rate of 10 to 20 pounds a month for the first year. After one year, most people have lost an average of 65% to 80% of excess body weight, maintaining a weight loss of 50% to 60% after 10 to 14 years. Many people find that other conditions they may have suffered from prior to surgery such as back pain, sleep apnea, depression, diabetes, and high blood pressure, are either improved or totally resolved.
As with any surgical procedure, RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery is not without some risks. The most common potential consideration is the requirement for individuals to strictly adhere to dietary restrictions with a life-time requirement of dietary supplements to prevent malnutrition. As with most surgical procedures, general anesthesia is required.
- Significant long-term weight loss
- Restricts amount of food that can be consumed
- Reduction in gherelin – the hunger hormone
- Frequently Type 2 diabetics go into remission
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