Laparoscopic Gastric Roux En Y Bypass

gastric bypass surgery

A stomach or gastric bypass operation involves surgery to reduce the size of your stomach and a re-routing of your intestine. A smaller stomach means you will eat smaller meals. We also re-route or bypass part of your small intestine to ensure you digest and absorb less food, nutrients, and calories. When you eat, the food will go into the small stomach pouch we fashioned and directly into the part of the small intestine sewn to it. It will bypass the most substantial part of your stomach plus the first section of your small intestine, entering the middle part of your small bowel directly.

Why Choose a Gastric Roux En y Bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery is used to treat severe obesity. It's advised for people who have tried other weight loss methods without long-term success. It also stops patients from getting reflux/heartburn and is sometimes done in combination to reverse the disease of obesity and stop patients from suffering with reflux/heartburn.

Mr.Niruben may discuss the need for this if you have a BMI between 35 and 40 and a health condition such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, or type 2 diabetes. It is commonly done for patients who have had previous bariatric surgery (gastric band or gastric sleeve) and are needing additional support for further weight loss.

Questions to Ask About Laparoscopic Gastric Roux En Y Bypass

Do I need to change my diet after a Roux En y Gastric Bypass ?

Initially, after the surgery, you will be on a liquid diet for about 2 weeks. This diet can include soups, shakes, and any other food you can drink with a straw. You will be on this food plan under the supervision of our accredited practising dietitian.You can gradually transition to soft foods and a complete diet after your initial recovery. However, it is essential to remember that this operation, like other bariatric surgeries, is not a substitute for poor eating habits. The weight loss surgery can give you the ability to change your diet to a healthy one and ensure that it is sustainable.

When deciding whether a laparoscopic gastric sleeve is a suitable surgery for you, it is vital to see our surgeon and discuss the procedure, including preoperative and postoperative management, as well as the potential complications of the gastrectomy. You should be aware that weight loss occurs rapidly in the first six to twelve months. Sleeve gastrectomy also seems to have better patient compliance than a gastric band insertion, and the surgery is less complicated than having a gastric bypass.

What are the health benefits of laparoscopic Roux En Y Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Following a roux en y gastric bypass you may experience numerous other health benefits in addition to weight loss.

  • Remission of type two diabetes

Some bariatric surgery patients with type two diabetes can go into remission after a sleeve gastrectomy. Working towards maintaining your weight loss will continue to see a patient remain in remission with type 2 diabetes.

  • Improved cardiovascular health

Weight loss surgery can decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. Other cardiovascular benefits from losing excess weight can include reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol.

  • Eliminate sleep apnoea

By losing weight through gastric surgery and obtaining a lower BMI, you may experience complete remission of sleep apnoea symptoms. This benefit can cause you to stop using a CPAP machine at night.

Additional benefits differ between individuals and can include easing depression, joint pain relief, improved fertility, and alleviating other medical conditions.

  • Improved cardiovascular health

Bariatric surgery can help improve fertility and pregnancy outcomes. Weight loss can improve hormone imbalances that can affect a person's ovulation cycles and improve the chances of getting pregnant. It can also reverse or improve conditions that affect fertility, like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Commencing the Bariatric Journey: Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Roux En YGastric Bypass Melbourne the right step for me ?

      The first step to understand is that weight loss surgery is an additional tool in your journey to help you overcome the disease of obesity in a sustainable way. “Come in with the attitude and understanding that I am going to work with this tool to make this journey as successful as it can be”. Roux En Y Gastric Bypass Melbourne is a common weight loss surgery procedure done.A discussion with the surgeon will guide you as to whether pursuing agastric bypass is needed in your specific situation.

      Each person's needs are different and unique. We meet with you to discuss your own individual needs and medical history. We take the time to get to know you and all that you want to achieve in this journey. We then come up with a joint decision with you. Our desire to help you achieve your weight loss goals with one weight loss surgery during your lifetime. We help guide our patients and educate them as to which procedure will help them achieve this goal.

    • We have a heart’s desire to help the community overcome the disease of obesity in a sustainable way. We have great results with a wealth of experience.Our team includes, Our surgeon, Perioperative Physician, Dietitian, Habits coach and personal trainer. Our staff have a wealth of information to guide you as a point of contact. We value patients as family; walking this journey with you; supporting you and celebrating you and your success stories.

Gastric Sleeve Journey

Getting to know you
  • Book in to see our friendly surgeon
  • Bring a support partner along
  • Have all your questions written down
Planning for surgery
  • Plan for surgery / Procedure Date
  • Insured / Superannuation / Payment Plans
  • Paperwork process begins (You will be provided with everything by our experienced team, who will guide you through the process)
Meeting the team
  • Dietitian review
  • Linked in to Bariatric Multivitamins with regular supply
  • Commencement of Very Low Calorie Diet /Shakes (varies between 2-4 weeks)
  • Optional support of Habits Coach
The weight is over
  • Day of Surgery
  • Toiletries
  • 2m cord for mobile phones / tablets
  • Comfortable clothing for 2 -3 nights
Post operative journey
  • Home after day 2 (varies with patients)
  • Post surgery diet plan as per dietitian
  • See GP at 2 weeks post surgery for wound review
  • See dietitian at 4 weeks
  • Surgeon review at 6 weeks
Sustainable living
  • Normal diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Regular bariatric multivitmains
  • Optional habits coach support

Connect with Our Expert Support

Considering the next step in your weight loss journey? Contact us to find out more about our
holistic approach or to book your consultation.

Why trust us and what makes us different?

You can trust our dedicated and highly experienced team for a gastric sleeve procedure in Melbourne. Our team is led by highly skilled surgeon Mr. Niruben Rajasagaram who has extensive knowledge about advanced laparoscopic surgery.
He has completed a four-year fellowship in bariatric, upper gastrointestinal and general surgery. He does a wide range of  primary and revisional bariatric surgery

Our team is  passionate about providing exceptional patient care, premium service, and keeping waiting times to a minimum. We prioritise new patient referrals with dedicated consultation appointments so you can be confident in getting the support you require.

We are just not about the surgery but provide support for a whole life style change with a habits  coach, accredited practising dieticians and personal trainers to ensure you get the most value from this weight loss procedure.

Our affordable payment plans for elective surgery is suitable for insured and self-funding patients.

Contact us for more information about our gastric sleeve surgery or to discuss whether you are an ideal candidate for this weight-loss procedure.

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