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LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS

LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS

ADVANTAGES:

1. Most commonly performed weight reduction operation in the United States.

2. Most reliable operation for long-term weight loss.

3. Long-term weight loss averages 60 to 75 percent of excess body weight.

4. Works by both restriction and malabsorbtion.

5. Total hospital stay averages 2 to 3 days.

6. Significant malnutrition following laparoscopic bypass is unusual.

7. Generally covered by United States insurance companies.

8. Substantial improvement in many health problems related to morbid obesity such as:
            Type 2 diabetes mellitus,
            Sleep apnea,
            Hypertension,
            High cholesterol,
            High triglycersides,
            Heartburn from gastro-esophageal reflux disease, and
            Urinary stress incontinence


LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS

DISADVANTAGES

1. Not reversible.

2. 0.5 to 1 percent chance of dying from operation.

3. 5 to 10 percent chance of significant perioperative complications.

4. 10 percent long-term chance of stricture of gastrojejunostomy.

5. Long-term risk of protein deficiency, vitamin deficiency, and marginal ulceration of the gastro-jejunostomy.

6. 2 percent long-term risk of intestinal obstruction.

7. Operation is not adjustable.


Possible Complications During Surgery or Within 30 Days of Surgery:

Death, Hole in stomach, Hole in intestines

Leak from bowel, Bleeding & transfusions, Tear in spleen

Chest infection, Pneumonia, Peritonitis

Infertility, Kidney failure, Liver failure

Irregular heart rhythms, Heart attack, Heart failure

Blood clots in legs, Blood clots in lungs, Breathing failure

Stroke, Injuries to arms & legs, Paralysis

Wound infections, Conversion to open operation, Skin scarring

Abdominal wall hernias, Allergic reactions to medications, Abscess formation

Re-admission to the hospital, Additional operations, Dehydration

Difficulty swallowing, Low blood pressure, Dizziness

Abdominal scar tissue. Adhesions

Self-Donation of Blood:

Most individuals can donate blood for themselves approximately a week before surgery. This has to be done at Hackensack University Medical Center. It can not be done at another blood bank at a different location. Your surgeonís office can help you make these arrangements.

Possible Long Term Complications After Surgery:

Difficulty swallowing, Strictures of the intestines, Gallstones

Common bile duct stones, Inflammation of the Pancreatitis, Kidney stones

Stomach ulcers, Bleeding ulcers, Constipation

Internal hernias, Bowel obstructions, Abdominal pain

Strangulation of bowel, Malnutrition, Hair thinning

Vitamin deficiencies, Regaining some or all of the lost weight

Development of unsightly and redundant skin folds due to weight loss

Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass:

After Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass ALL Patients Need Vitamin for THE REST OF THEIR LIVES!!

Common Vitamin Deficiencies include:

Vitamin B12 Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Vitamin K

Vitamin D Iron Calcium

Phosphate Magnesium