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Dr. BALLANTYNE IS CURRENTLY
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LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS

PATIENT CRITERIA:

1.    BMI 35-40: WITH SIGNIFICANT CO-MORBID CONDITIONS SUCH AS DIABETES

2.    BMI 40-60:

3.    PATIENTS MUST 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER

4.     PATIENTS MUST HAVE ATTEMPTED SUPERVISED WEIGHT REDUCTION PROGRAMS.



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LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS

ADVANTAGES:

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

2. Most reliable operation for longterm weight loss.

3. Longterm weight loss averages 60 to 75 percent of excess body weight.

4. Works by both restriction and malabsorption.

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 probelems 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 longterm chance of stricture of gastrojejunostomy.

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

6. 2 percent longterm risk of intestinal obstruction.

7. Operation is not adjustable.


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GARTH H. BALLANTYNE, M.D., M.B.A.
F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
SURGEON IN CHIEF

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GENERAL SURGERY & COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

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4 SHAW'S COVE, SUITE #201, NEW LONDON, CT 06320

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LAWRENCE & MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
NEW LONDON, CT 06320

 

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