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What is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass is an excellent method for permanent weight loss as well as to cure for Type II Diabetes and other conditions related to extreme overweight.  There are many options to attain a healthier lifestyle. Statistics have shown that gastric bypass surgery aid patients weight loss, up to 90% of their extra weight. The procedure suppresses appetite. An obesity medical condition can greatly improve physical health by having the surgery.

But the most modern weight loss surgery is actually a gastric lap band surgery and it is so advanced that has a very little complications comparing with the open gastric bypass surgery. There are very few risk involved with the surgery. And for that patient needs to consult with doctor. Those risks are basically attached to overweight patients.

But there is only 1% recorded as a gastric lap band surgery to have a fatal outcome.  A surgery called gastric lap band surgery, if it is done with laparoscopically has a little risk and possible complications comparing to any other weight loss surgery. But the risks can be serious and should be prepared before taking any decision. The risks can be assessed if doctor checks weight of a patient anesthesia reactions, age and especially gastric perforation.

The possible complications after surgery can range from light to severe. The complications involve dehydration, chest pain, abdominal pain, gastritis, hiatal hernia, pancreatitis, flatulence and infection. But if we look at the serious complications after the gastric lap band surgery that would be a band erosion in the stomach and access port leakage. The most common one are hard swallowing, diarrhea and constipation.

A different degrees of vomiting and nausea is something that half of the patient suffer also there is a gastroesophageal reflux: some would suffer a band slippage and some a blockage of a 2 sections of stomach passage.

The Surgical Procedure

A surgeon needs laparoscopic tools. First step: the surgeon is putting an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. Second step: Stomach that way sizes down to about inch-wide outlet. After that stomach accepts only about ounce of food. Third step: A plastic tube goes deep to a device under the skin. Saline and sterile salt water gets to be injected or removed out or into the silicone band.

The saline fills the band and tightens. Tightening or loosening reduce and improves weight control. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is used on extremely overweight people. This is the less invasive weight loss surgery and safest one and procedure may be reversed according the need if necessary. In time stomach becomes normal size.

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