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Gastric Bypass Treatment & Diagnostics in Kondapur, Hyderabad

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is a weight-loss procedure that involves constructing a tiny pouch from the stomach and connecting it to the small intestine directly.

What is a Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass is a bariatric or weight-loss procedure, wherein changes are made to the stomach as well as the small intestine so that the way food is absorbed and digested gets altered. Gastric bypass procedure at Apollo Kondapur can be done in two ways – Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion.

Why is the Gastric Bypass Done?

Gastric bypass surgery is done to help one lose weight as well as lower their risk of serious weight-related health conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, blood pressure, and cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, stroke, and infertility. It is usually performed as a last resort when an individual has tried to lose weight by exercising regularly and eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, but has not succeeded.

Typically, gastric bypass is an option for an individual whose BMI (body mass index) is 40 or above or it is between 35 to 39.9 and they have a severe health condition such as sleep apnea or type 2 diabetes.

How is the Gastric Bypass Done?

Gastric bypass surgery can be done in two ways –

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – This is the most common type of gastric bypass. In this procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the abdomen. After this, they will divide the top of the stomach from the rest of it and make a tiny pouch. Then, they divide the small intestine and its bottom end is brought up and connected to the stomach pouch. After this, the upper part of the newly divided portion of the small intestine is connected to the remaining small intestine. This allows the digestive enzymes as well as stomach acids from the new stomach and small intestine to mix with the food.
  • Biliopancreatic diversion (Extensive gastric bypass) – This is a more complicated procedure as compared to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. In this surgery, the lower portion of the stomach is removed by the surgeon. Then, the remaining small pouch is directly connected to the bottom portion of the small intestine. This way, the first two parts of the small intestine are bypassed completely.

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hat Happens After Gastric Bypass?

After gastric bypass, patients in Apollo Spectra, Kondapur is brought to the recovery room and kept under observation. The patient may be allowed to have liquids but they cannot have any solid food since the stomach and intestine would begin to heal. Patients are required to follow a specific diet that gradually shifts from liquids to pureed foods to soft foods and then to firmer foods.

Patients who have undergone gastric bypass are recommended to take mineral as well as vitamin supplements. They also have certain limitations on what and how much they can eat or drink.

They’re required to have several follow-ups after their surgery for the first few months.

What are the Complications Associated with Gastric Bypass?

There are a few complications associated with gastric bypass, as with any surgery. These include;

  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Leakage in the gastrointestinal system
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Allergic reaction to anaesthesia
  • Breathing problems
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Gallstones
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Stomach perforation
  • Vomiting
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Hernias
  • Malnutrition
  • Ulcers

Typically, weight loss after gastric bypass is long-term. How much weight one would lose depends on their lifestyle changes after surgery and the type of gastric bypass they’ve had. Generally, patients looking for Gastric Bypass in Kondapur can lose up to 70% or above, of their excess weight, within two years of their surgery. It may also help resolve weight-related medical problems in a patient.

1. Is it possible to gain weight again after gastric bypass?

Yes. If a person who has undergone gastric bypass doesn’t follow healthy lifestyle changes, they can gain weight again. These habits include snacking on junk or high-calorie foods frequently or not exercising. To avoid this, one must make permanent lifestyle changes and form healthy habits.

2. How to prepare for gastric bypass?

One can prepare for their gastric bypass surgery in Kondapur by beginning a physical activity program, a few weeks before their surgery. They should also stop using tobacco. They may be required to not eat or drink anything a few hours before their surgery. They would also have to inform their doctor regarding all the medications they take and the doctor might ask them to stop taking certain medications sometime before their surgery.

3. What are the changes I might experience after gastric bypass surgery?

You may experience certain changes such as feeling cold, mood changes, thin hair, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, and body aches in the first three to six months after your surgery.

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