Choosing Gastric Bypass-There are many reasons a person can become obese. Many factors can contribute, including genetic, environmental, and metabolic disorders. The important thing is: How you got here does not really matter-it is what you do next that counts.
When you make the choice to have gastric bypass, it is very important to choose the Dallas Surgeon that has experience in the gastric bypass that you choose. Be familiar with the possibilities before your Dallas Gastric Bypass.
There are two basic types of gastric bypass-Roux-en-Y-Gastric Bypass and Biliopancreatic Diversion Bypass.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is more common and considered less complicated than the biliopancreatic diversion bypass because it does not remove portions of your stomach. This surgery is performed through open surgery with one long incision or laparoscopically. Laparoscopic uses multiple smaller incisions with a laparoscopic tool. The laparoscopic produces less scarring and lets you recover faster. This approach is still new so the long term effects are still ongoing research.
Biliopancreatic Diversion Bypass is performed through open surgery leaving a permanent scar. It is less common and more complicated than the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Portions of the stomach are removed.
In both of these techniques, a small stomach pouch is created to curb your food intake, by stapling a portion of the stomach. Then part of the small intestine is attached to the stomach pouch to help with the bypassing.
Gastric Bypass Surgery is the most common weight loss surgery. This weight loss surgery combines both the malabsorptive and restrictive surgery approaches. It can be done as either minimally invasive or open surgery. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts, sealing off the upper section from the lower section. The surgeon then connects the upper stomach directly to the lower section of the small intestine. The surgeon is essentially creating a shortcut for the food, bypassing a section of the stomach and the small intestine. Skipping these parts of the digestive tract means that fewer calories get absorbed into the body.
Which Dallas Gastric Bypass Surgery that you choose is very important for you as a person and to have the results that you are looking to have. Be sure to discuss the risks of each of these possible gastric bypass surgeries with your surgeon before you make your final decision. The Dallas Gastric Bypass Surgery that you choose will require commitment and lifelong changes, but you have made it to this point and you will succeed. Good Luck in your Journey to choose the best Gastric Bypass for you.