Gastric bypass surgery is used in the treatment of obesity. It involves dividing the stomach to upper and lower pouch.
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What is obesity?
Obesity is a chronic disease which involves excess of body fat in the human system in relation to the body mass and is caused due to intake of excess calories as compared to the energy used.
Disadvantages of gastric bypass surgery:
- The whole procedure is irreversible
- Leakage of fluids after operation
- Weight gain
- Dumping syndrome
- Blood clotting
- Narrowing between the opening in the stomach and small intestines
One of the disadvantages of gastric bypass surgery is that the whole process of removal of stomach fat is totally irreversible, i.e. there is no way the stomach can be put back.
After operation, there is leakage of stomach fluids. This is why staples are required to be inserted in the stomach. The fluids can easily be infected and cause health problems.
Another disadvantage of gastric bypass surgery is that it does not necessarily offer the expected weight loss. This may even cause one to attend another surgery since there is a chance that weight may be regained.
Patients who undergo bypass surgery often experience nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps after eating sugars. One also feels weak and prone to fainting.
The patient has blood clotting in their legs and this may gradually reach the lungs.
One may develop gallstones after the surgery due to the excess fats.
Dehydration is common due to the frequent leakage of fluids from the stomach.
Though efforts on the gastric bypass surgery are done to treat obesity, these disadvantages of gastric bypass surgery should educate you on the need to live a healthy life and control such complications in your life.
For other directions, visit your doctor on concerns and specifications about the gastric bypass surgery.