Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Category Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is considered to be the gold standard procedure for weight loss. Roux en Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is one of the most commonly performed bariatric surgery worldwide.

In RYGB, a small pouch of the stomach is made and is connected with a bypassed segment of the small intestine. 150 cm of the small intestine is bypassed and ~3-5 cm small stomach pouch is created. Due to the addition of an intestinal component, there are more hormonal changes and more weight loss as compared to sleeve gastrectomy. No portion of the stomach or intestine is removed from the body. 

Dr. Ashish Sachan is an expert bariatric surgeon and has performed hundreds of roux en y and mini-gastric bypass procedures.

The aim of the gastric bypass is to restrict the amount of food intake at a given time and to add a malabsorptive component to the procedure. It is the preferred procedure in patients having reflux symptoms, GERD, and Hiatal Hernia.

The surgery is performed laparoscopically. The median hospital stay is 2-3 days and returns to normal physical activity are 4-5 days. It improved comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension. Mean excess weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy is 80% in one year.

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