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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y)
The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is the most common weight reduction procedure. A small pouch is created along the inner curve of the stomach and a segment of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass a portion of the intestine. This results in reduced calorie and nutrition absorption. It is a restrictive and mal-absorptive procedure.
Advantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery:
- Rapid weight loss
- Maximized weight loss
- Sustained weight loss
Risks and Disadvantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery:
- Dumping Syndrome (stomach contents moving too rapidly through the intestine causing side effects of nausea, weakness and sweating) in approximately 30% of patients
- Increased risk of nutritional deficiencies
- Increased risk of anemia
- Decreased absorption of Iron and Calcium
For more quality information check out YourBariatricSurgeryGuide.com
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