Gastric bypass surgery - this is a very strong operation, giving a final solution to the problem of excess weight. Mechanism of action of gastric shutirovaniya consists of two components: First, the stomach is divided into two sections. Small, which receives the food has a volume of about 50 ml. Therefore, one can not eat just a lot of food. The second component of losing weight is off of the digestion of the small intestine, where nutrients are absorbed. The food is sent by a short path, bypassing a large part of the stomach and small intestine.
With gastric bypass surgery the surgeon does not remove anything, there is only change in the shape of the gastrointestinal tract. The combination of the small intestine ventricle and gives off a persistent 70-80% reduction in weight. On the other hand, the risk of this operation is higher than that of other bariatric surgery (gastric band overlap). But the result is much stronger. That is, in each case the choice operation is done on an individual basis. Although if the patient has a BMI (body mass index) over 50, it is unlikely the imposition of the ring will produce the desired result. Probably, such a patient is more suitable bypass the stomach.
Gastric bypass surgery, has been used for nearly 40 years, the world's great experience for this operation. In the U.S., only the operation is recognized as the standard in the treatment of obesity. About 90% of bariatric operations in the U.S. - this is the gastric bypass. Some doctors in America believe that this operation can be done even for children and adolescents. In our clinic, this surgery is done endoscopically through cosmetic piercing. This provides not only a cosmetic effect, but also provides significant benefits in the form of a more easy and comfortable postoperative period.