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Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery (RYGB)​

What is a Gastric Bypass?
The Gastric Bypass (aka Roux-en-Y) is one of the most popular weight loss surgeries. In a Gastric Bypass, a small pouch is segmented off from the remaining stomach tissue, creating a new stomach roughly the size of a golf ball and no larger than a tennis ball. The middle section of the small intestines (known as the jejunum) is then rerouted to the newly created pouch, bypassing the stomach and duodenum (the first section of the small intestines).
 
 
Decreasing the size of the stomach and bypassing a portion of intestines not only reduces the amount of food that can be consumed and leaves you with a feeling of fullness (satiety), but also shortens the time it takes for food to pass through the body and limits the absorption of bad nutrients like saturated fats. This type of bypass operation has proven to be an effective, consistent way of losing weight and keeping it off.
 
 
Recovery time: 3-5 weeks
Benefits
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Suppresses appetite (feel “full” sooner) which helps keep weight off
  • Higher quality of sleep
  • Increased energy levels
  • Reduces risk for potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems like heart attacks, dementia, sleep apnea, cancer, and type 2 diabetes
  • Shortens the time it takes for food to pass through the body and limits the absorption of bad nutrients like saturated fats
How to know if you qualify for Gastric Bypass Surgery

Individuals with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 or over and significant weight related health problems (i.e. high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, etc.) are qualified for any weight loss surgery including Sleeve Gastrectomy. 

Calculating Body Mass Index is not a perfect science because it cannot account for the weight of your internal tissues, organs, etc. but it provides a close estimate to determine eligibility.

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BMI
CATEGORY
Below 18.5
Underweight
18.5 – 24.9
Healthy
25.0 – 29.9
Overweight
30.0 – 39.9
Obese
Over 40
Morbidly obese

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