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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Learn About Gastric Bypass Surgery New York

By Donna Hughes


Generally, gastric bypass surgery is a surgery that involves division of the stomach into two sections. A small upper section and a larger lower region and thereafter the small intestine is fixed in such a way that it interconnects to the two sections. Gastric bypass surgery new york is popular in treating some conditions.

There are different forms of this surgical procedure that surgeons have come up with to connect the small intestine. This procedure leads to a massive reduction in the size of the stomach and hence used in treatment of morbid obesity, hypertension, sleep apnea and various other comorbid conditions. In as much as this surgery is highly effective, complications may arise and some are even fatal.

In New York this surgery is commonly used in treating morbid obesity which usually arise once a patient become extremely obese and weight loss would not be possible through other dietary means. The excess weight might also result in other comorbid conditions which might be fatal and affecting your general life as an individual. To assess if the patient is overweight, the patient should have a body mass index of 40 or more and a comorbid condition. This surgical procedure is just one of those procedures used in treating obesity.

The surgical procedure basically involves the surgeon creating a division in the stomach where the top part is smaller than the lower part and hence have a bypass made by the small intestine in the two regions. This process entirely helps one regulate the amount of food one eats. Even under gastric bypass surgical procedure, there are other options under it that surgeons would opt for.

For example, endoscopic duodenal and the mini gastric bypasses could be used among others. This procedure also acts to reduce the size of the stomach by limiting the stretching of the stomach hence the patient is required to eat slowly to prevent discomfort or vomiting. This, therefore requires the patient to adjust their eating habits.

This type of surgical procedure may, however, come with some complications. Such complications are usually accelerated by risks such heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Those complications which might arise are such as infections on the incisions made in your abdomen. Such infections might arise due to deposits of bacteria coming from the bowel during the surgical procedure. Such infections are such as kidney and bladder infections, and pneumonia, which are termed as nosocomial or sepsis infections which are blood borne. However, the risks of infections may be reduced by use of antibiotics and therapy.

Another complication is hemorrhage whereby during the procedure many blood vessels must be cut and some may later start bleeding again into the abdomen or the bowel. This can be prevented by use of blood thinners. This surgical procedure might also lead to anastomotic ulcer which is due to restricted blood supply to the stomach and can be avoided by not eating solid foods.

This procedure has a lot of benefits too like weight loss and reversal of conditions like diabetes and hyperlipidemia but it may be depressing to a patient due to the drastic change of diet. There are also follow up surgeries like skin lifts that pose a health risk and emotional strain on the patient.




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