By Ayotunde Adeyeri, MD, FASMBS
“Once you decide to pursue a bariatric weight loss solution, whether it is the RNY gastric bypass or any other surgical procedure, you will have an important conversation with your surgeon about which procedure will ultimately help you lose the most weight as safely as possible.
This will be determined by examining a list of parameters that includes:
- your current weight
- overall health
- existing medical conditions
- your age
- your post-op lifestyle after the operation
RNY Gastric Bypass
With the RNY gastric bypass, the most common gastric bypass surgery, a small part of the existing stomach is used to create a new stomach pouch, which becomes about the size of a golf ball, which is nearly 90 percent smaller than the original stomach. This new, smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum).
Rerouting the food stream in this manner produces changes in gut hormones that promote satiety (feeling full), suppresses hunger, and reverses one of the primary mechanisms which promotes the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Adeyeri’s “12 Things To Know About the RNY (Roux-en-Y) Gastric Bypass”
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