Also known as gastric by-pass surgery is a mixed surgical technique, which promotes a restriction of the food ingestion associated to a change in the absorption of nutrients. This technical association has revolutionized the bariatric surgery, allowing excellent results in the weight loss, with low risk of complications, with highly specialized teams.
What are the advantages of the bypass surgery? It has the following main advantages:
- Average weight loss around 30 to 40 % of total weight loss.
- Indexes of weight recovery around 8 to 10 % in the long run.
- Acceptable risk of nutritional complications.
- Proven results for more than 30 years.
- Low index of complications with experienced teams.
- Average time in the hospital of 48 hours for the videolaparoscopic surgery, which is the means of access to almost all the cases operated by our group
- Possibility of high improvement of serious diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipedimias (high cholesterol and triglycerides), sleep apnea, osteo-articular problems, physical performance, reflux, etc.
What are the disadvantages of the bypass surgeries?
- Risk of late complications such as ulcers and internal hernias that may require surgeries later.
- Risk of anemia and malnourishment that are normally controllable with drugs, but may need parenteral supplementation (in the veins)
- Risk of weight recovery, due to surgical complications, but mainly because of abuse of sweets, carbohydrates and alcoholic beverages.
- Risk of food intolerance and dumping.
What is dumping?
Dumping is a complication that occurs after some gastric surgeries, mainly after the by-pass, in which the patient may present one or more of the following symptoms: tachycardia (accelerated heart), dizziness, sweating, abdominal pain as colic, diarrhea, feeling of imminent fainting. It normally occurs 30 minutes up to 2 hours after the ingestion of sweets or pasta, even though it may happen with other types of food.
What are the risks of this bypass surgery?
Today, our group, one of the pioneers in Paraná, actively performing bariatric surgeries since 1998, presents an index of reoperations and serious complications comparable to the best centers of excellence in the world.
- Risk of reoperations: 5%
- Risk of death: 0.3%.
I have already had some abdominal surgeries. Can I have this video surgery?
Your case has to be analyzed individually. Our team has large experience in complex cases and reoperations.