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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

Posted On: 07-22-2015
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

What is Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery involves stapling the stomach in order to create a small pouch. The small intestine is rearranged to connect to the pouch, bypassing most of the stomach and part of the intestine. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small incisions.

Also Known As:

·         Gastric bypass

·         Weight loss surgery

·         Laparoscopic surgery

·         Bariatric surgery

·         Laparoscopic gastrojejunostomy

·         Laparoscopic bariatric surgery

·         Proximal gastric bypass surgery

·         Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

Conditions Treated with Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery:

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery may be performed in cases such as morbid obesity and conditions related to obesity, like hypertension, diabetes mellitis, heartburn, sleep apnea, bladder incontinence, arthritis and high cholesterol. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery:

Losing weight naturally through diet and exercise is a non-surgical alternative to laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Surgical alternatives to the procedure include open gastric bypass surgery and adjustable gastric banding (also known as Lap-Band surgery).

Anesthesia with Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery:

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery:

Possible risks following laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery include infection, bleeding, injury to other digestive organs and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is good. 

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