29 Dec Gastric Bypass (RNY)
Stapling is used to create a small, upper stomach pouch which restricts the amount of food to be consumed. A portion of small bowel is bypassed thus delaying food from mixing with digestive juices to avoid complete calorie absorption.
- Average of 77% of excess body weight loss one year after surgery.
- Studies show that after 10 to 14 years, patients have maintained 60% of excess body weight loss. Study of 500 patients showed that 96% of certain associated health conditions were improved or resolved, including back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes and depression.
- In most cases patients report an early sense of fullness, combined with a sense of satisfaction, that reduces the desire to eat.