Obesity is on the rise each day in the U.S. As such, lifestyle therapies are, therefore, insufficient weight management interventions for extremely obese persons. Gastric bypass is a long-term weight loss measure for obese people and those who have failed to lose weight by dieting and excising. Frisco gastric bypass is thus a solution as it will create a small pouch at the top of your stomach, which is then connected to the small intestine to bypass the rest of the stomach. It helps you to consume less food and absorb fewer calories.
Types of Gastric Bypass
The two types of gastric bypass, which bypass the small intestine and reduces stomach size, are as follows:
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass- It is the most common type of gastric bypass surgery, which helps lose weight by limiting food intake and absorption.
Biliopancreatic diversion gastric bypass- It is a more complicated and less commonly used procedure that involves removing part of the stomach to limit food absorption.
Advantages of Gastric Bypass
It reduces the risk of you getting life-treating weight-related health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, cancer, infertility, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
It helps you to lose weight first due to dietary restrictions and less calorie absorption.
It helps alleviate metabolic syndrome, pregnancy complications, gallbladder disease, and relieve joint pain and depression.
If you have a body mass index of 40 or a BMI of 35, you are best suited for this surgery, and your doctor may require you to make the following changes before the procedure:
- Avoiding the intake of saturated fats such as fries, milk, and fatty meat.
- Avoid the use of high carbohydrate food such as pasta, potatoes, bread, and junk food.
- Avoid the use of high sugar beverages such as soda.
- Avoiding smoking.
- Avoiding alcoholic beverages.
- Consuming protein shakes and powders.
- Take a daily multivitamin.
Dr. Stowers of The Bariatric Experts will administer general anesthesia, assess your abdomen, and then use surgical staples to create a small pouch at the top of your stomach. The pocket will then be holding your food.
He will then cut your small intestine and attach it to the pouch to allow food to move from the new stomach pouch to the middle section of the small intestine.
Then he will attach the upper section of the small intestine to the middle section of the small intestine to allow movement of digestive fluids.
After the surgery, you are supposed to do the following:
- Drink clear fluids to help your stomach heal without stretching.
- Eat and drink slowly in portions.
- Stay hydrated.
- Perform low-impact exercises such as walking, swimming, yoga, and deep breathing.
Like any other surgery, this procedure also has some side effects if you do not follow proper pre -and post-surgery instructions. These side effects include:
- And dumping syndrome.
Talk to a Gastric Bypass Specialist Today
Many Americans struggle to lose weight every year since lifestyle therapies such as exercising and dieting have become insufficient. Therefore, this has left many people depressed. Do not be depressed any longer; experience quality gastric bypass surgery at The Bariatric Experts and receive awareness on the post and pre-surgery options to prevent complications.