Gastric bypass is currently considered to be the gold standard of weight-loss surgery. It has proven to be a safe and effective procedure even years after the surgery.
There are 3 reasons why this procedure helps to lose weight and not gaining it back:
1.- Restriction: The gastric capacity is reduced by dividing the stomach and creating a small bag or pouch with approximately 30ml capacity. Therefore, with a smaller stomach, you will eat less and feel satisfied sooner, which will lead to weight loss.
2.- Malabsorption: This is by creating connections that make food “skip” a part of the intestine, which reduces part of food’s absorption. This mechanism is very useful for people who like to eat snacks, pastries or sweets frequently.
3.-Hormonal: When the intestine is reconnected, hormones such as YY peptide, GLP-1, leptin, and ghrelin present changes in their circulating levels, which causes the appetite to decrease, insulin liberation, blood glucose reduction and an increase in the body’s metabolism.
Without a doubt, this procedure involves an important anatomic and hormonal modification but the best results are obtained when these changes are followed by serious lifestyle modifications.
Some important facts
- Gastric bypass is the best procedure to help you lose weight in a permanent way but certain considerations should be taken into account when making the decision. Some people may benefit more from other bariatric procedures.
- It is very important that you understand that you need to commit and follow the diet given by our specialists.
- In order to not regain the weight throughout the years, it is fundamental that you change your lifestyle. The surgery and our team of experts will help you accomplish this.
- Vitamins and minerals are recommended for the rest of your life after a gastric bypass. One or 2 tablets a day is something easy to do, which guarantee an adequate nutrition.
Follow-ups are crucial to guarantee your health.