A weight loss surgery, jejunoileal bypass consists of bypassing the intestine but leaving the stomach intact. In general, this procedure is not recommended for weight loss because of its complications and the emergence of other weight loss surgical methods.
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Conditions Treated with Jejunoileal Bypass:
Jejunoileal bypass is performed in order to treat morbid obesity in patients.
A non-surgical alternative to jejunoileal bypass is weight loss through diet and exercise. This is usually attempted before resorting to weight loss surgery. Surgical alternatives to jejunoileal bypass include laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery.
Anesthesia with Jejunoileal Bypass:
Jejunoileal bypass is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Jejunoileal Bypass:
Possible complications resulting from jejunoileal bypass include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for patients to experience malabsorption or an incisional hernia.
Prognosis after Jejunoileal Bypass:
The prognosis for a positive end result following jejunoileal is not satisfactory. While the patient loses weight, there are unfavorable consequences due to malabsorption of necessary nutrients.