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Gastric bypass

The Gastric Bypass procedure, also known as ‘Roux-en-Y’ was developed by Dr. Edward Mason. It is now one of the most commonly used techniques of bariatric surgery. The method aims to reduce both the quantity of food ingested and the feeling of hunger.

During the surgery, a smaller stomach is constructed that is completely separated from the rest of the stomach. This causes the patient to eat less. The lower part of the small intestine is attached to this new stomach. The upper part of the small intestine, which is attached to the old stomach, is then fastened to the lower part, creating a Y-shaped tract from which the procedure takes its name.

Following this surgery, ingested food and digestive juices (created in the stomach residue) only come into contact at a later stage. This causes the absorption of food to be reduced. A gastric bypass does not remove any of the stomach or intestine, it simply shortens the path taken by the food in the gastrointestinal system, therefore obtaining a rapid reduction of excess body weight.

The main disadvantage of this form of surgery is known as ‘Dumping Syndrome’. Following the procedure, sugars within food will reach the small intestine much quicker; this can cause sickness and a lightheaded feeling. This means sweets and confectionary must be limited after a gastric bypass procedure.
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Advantages of WLS Forte

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