Gastric Bypass Surgery or Roux- En-Y Gastric Bypass surgery
Your may be eligible for a Bariatric Bypass Surgery if you have a BMI is 40 or greater or BMI is 35 or greater accompanied by obesity related health problems such as type II diabetes, sleep apnea etc or weight loss efforts through lifestyle changes or medication have been unsuccessful
There are two types of Bariatric Surgery
• Restrictive Procedures- restrictive procedures decrease the size of the stomach to one cup. A normal stomach can hold 4-6 cups of food. This helps the patient feel full quickly.
• Malabsorptive procedures decrease absorption of calories in the small intestine.
Gastric bypass surgery is technically referred to Roux- En-Y Gastric Bypass surgery. It is both a restrictive as well as a malabsorptive procedure because it reduces the size of the stomach and also decreases the absorption of calories in the small intestine.