Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is considered the “Gold Standard” bariatric procedure. This is recommended to patients with:
BMI of more than 40
BMI>35 with obesity-associated health condition, such as sleep apnoea, hypertension and diabetes
Morbid obesity and acid reflux disease
The procedure involves the administration of general anaesthesia, which is followed by several small incisions on the abdomen. A laparoscope, which is a thin tube fitted with a camera and light on the end, and some small instruments are inserted via these incisions to provide a clearer and more magnified view of the stomach. The size of the upper stomach is reduced so that it looks like a small pouch. Visit Manipal to know more about Roux En Y Procedure in Kolkata.
Following this, the opening of the stomach is attached to the intestine’s Roux limb so that food can bypass the duodenum. Below this, another joining of small intestines is made to enable the mixing of biliary and pancreatic juices with food. The procedure usually takes an hour, after which the incisions are closed. The patient may be advised to take mineral supplements and multivitamins throughout their life after the procedure to prevent malnutrition. Weight Loss Treatment in Kolkata is available at Manipal, book an appointment today.
The benefits of this procedure are:
The procedure is completed in a short period of time
Has high potential for reversal of diabetes
Has high potential for reversal of hypertension
Mitigates hunger pangs
Helps the patient feel full even after consuming a smaller quantity of food