A gastric bypass is where surgical staples are used to create a small pouch at the top of the stomach. The pouch is then connected to your small intestine, missing out (bypassing) the rest of the stomach. This means it takes less food to make you feel full and you'll absorb fewer calories from the food you eat.
Effectiveness of Gastric Bypass Surgery
The actual weight a patient will lose after the procedure depends on several factors.
. Weight before surgery
. Overall condition of health
. Specific surgical procedure
. Ability to exercise
. Commitment to maintaining dietary guidelines and other follow-up care
. Motivation and cooperation of family, friends and associates
Gastric Bypass Surgery Success
In general, the success of weight-loss surgery is sometimes defined as achieving a 50 percent loss or more excess body weight and maintaining that level for at least five years. Clinical data will vary for each of the different procedures mentioned on this site.
Clinical studies show that, following surgery, most patients lose weight rapidly and continue to do so until 18 to 24 months after the procedure. Patients may lose 30 to 50 percent of their excess weight in the first six months, and 77 percent of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery.
Another study showed that patients could maintain a 50 to 60 percent loss of excess weight 10 to 14 years after surgery. Patients with higher initial BMI tend to lose more total weight. Patients with lower initial BMI will lose a greater percentage of their excess weight and will more likely come closer to their ideal body weight (IBW). Patients with Type 2 diabetes tend to show less overall excess weight-loss than patients without Type 2 diabetes.
Long Term Complications After Gastric Bypass Surgery
It is worth noting that most complications after gastric bypass surgery occur within the first couple of years after the surgery and tend to be less common 10 years after surgery, but because of the anatomical changes generated by the procedure complications can occur many years after the bypass was performed. For example, anatomical problems can occur in the gastric pouch such as strictures, pouch dilation, gastro gastric fistula (the poch reconnects to the lower stomach), hiatal hernia formation, ulcers in the gastrojejunal stoma or anastomosis. Intestinal obstructions and/or hernias, persistent late dumping syndrome, gallstones and malnourishment.
About Iranian Surgery
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