Wednesday, March 08, 2006

gastric bypass

gastric bypass


Gastric Bypass surgery is now alot more common for those that are morbid obese. To be considered for gastric bypass surgery, you need to have a body mass index of over 40, (which is about 100 lbs overweight). Gastric Bypass is a process where the surgeon will make a pouch from your stomach, divide it and then connect it to the intestine, which is more or less “bypassing” the lower stomach area. The goal is to limit the amount food comsumption of the patient and to lessen up the digestive track so that a lower amount of calories can be absorbed by the patients body. Since the person will not be able to eat as much food, they are not going to have as many calories and this will force the body to use stored fat.

As with any surgery, gastric bypass is not without its risks and here are some of them: bleeding, infections, future surgeries to correct unforeseen problems, gallstones, gastritis, vomiting, iron deficiencies, and calcium deficiency.


gastric bypass

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

gastric bypass

Welcome to my gastric bypass blog. Here you will find all the information that you need on gastric bypass.