What is a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery restricts food intake by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach. The pouch is then connected to a section of the small intestine, allowing food to bypass the lower stomach and the first two parts of the small intestine. Although this should be viewed as a permanent procedure, the gastric bypass surgery may be reversed.
Are you a candidate for gastric bypass surgery?
Patients with a BMI over 35 or a BMI over 30 with Metabolic Syndrome (Hypertension, diabetes, Dyslipidemia) are good candidates for gastric bypass. This procedure is not recommended for patients with a strong family history of gastric cancer.
Gastric Bypass surgery is also known as Metabolic Surgery, as it helps directly with diabetes disease. It also helps patients with GERD, as it is considered an anti-reflux procedure eliminating the symptoms in 90%.