R & Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB Surgery)
R & Y Gastric Bypass Quick Facts!
What is RYGB Surgery?
Roux-en-Y (R & Y) Gastric Bypass is a type of weight loss surgery that combines both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques to help individuals with obesity achieve significant and sustained weight loss. It’s been used for over 30 years and offers an excellent balance of weight loss and manageable side effects. The procedure can be performed laparoscopically (via small incisions in the abdomen) or robotically (via computer-assisted surgery).
Here’s a brief overview of the procedure:
A small stomach pouch is formed at the top of the stomach using staples or sutures. This reduces the stomach’s capacity, limiting the amount of food it can hold.
The smaller stomach pouch confines the amount of food a person can eat, leading to a feeling of fullness with smaller meals.
The small intestine is divided into two sections: the shorter “Roux limb” and the longer “biliopancreatic limb.”
The Roux limb is connected directly to the small stomach pouch, bypassing the larger portion of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).
This bypass of the duodenum and part of the jejunum reduces the absorption of calories and nutrients, creating a malabsorptive component.
Ideal Candidate for RYGB Surgery in Dubai
If you have not lost weight with other treatments, your doctor may suggest gastric bypass surgery.
For a Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery in Dubai, the following conditions may also be required or considered:
- You’ve been overweight for at least 1-2 years.
- You do not have an ongoing alcohol problem.
- You do not suffer from untreated depression or another major psychological disorder.
- You are between the ages of 18 and 65.
R & Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Procedure
A small stomach pouch is created during a laparoscopic roux en y gastric bypass procedure, limiting the amount of food you can eat. The smaller stomach is connected directly to the small intestine’s middle portion, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine.
To begin with, our surgeon will make multiple tiny incisions in your upper abdomen through which fine laparoscopic instruments and a camera will be passed. The surgery is expected to last between 1-3 hours. Some discomfort and limited mobility are also expected, but prescribed medication is available to alleviate these symptoms. You can expect immediate care and attention.
Expectation Post- RYGB Surgery
Patients expect to shed 60% to 70% of their excess body weight in the preliminary year after surgery. However, between years 2 and 5, patients may experience a 10% weight gain, possibly because the small pouch grows several ounces in size and/or because they learn how to consume extra calories without becoming ill.
It is strongly advised to follow up on a regular basis. An effort is made to keep patients engaged in support groups and follow up with their doctors to reinforce what they were taught after surgery and what worked for them during the first two years. Long-term success with this operation necessitates a collaborative effort from both patients and doctors.
Benefits of RYGB Surgery
Among several benefits, following are some of the major benefits of RYGB Surgery:
- The average weight loss is more than with other procedures like Laparoscopic Adjustable Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy.
- Co-morbidities, or conditions associated with excess weight, such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension, may improve even before you lose much weight.
- If you follow dietary guidelines, you will lose weight faster than with the Lap Band.
- RYGB does not necessitate the use of any devices.
Considering RYGB Surgery in Dubai? Consult Dr. Nikolas Valsamidis
Choosing to undergo an R & Y gastric bypass surgery is a big decision, and finding the right surgeon is crucial for its success. With Dr. Nikolas Valsamidis, you can rest assured that you will receive top-quality care and expertise in performing this procedure. His experience, qualifications, and patient-centred approach make him the best choice for anyone considering this type of weight loss surgery in Dubai.
Don’t hesitate to consult with Dr. Nikolas Valsamidis and take the first step towards achieving your weight loss goals.