Weight Loss Surgery Question and Answers
The most popular WLS is restrictive and malabsorptive, produces better long-term results than ABG, and has been shown to improve HTN, OSA, and DM.
Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y (RYGB) The most popular weight-loss treatment in the US is the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), which is pronounced "roo-en-why." It offers a great combination of weight loss and controllable side effects and has been used for more than 30 years. The procedure can be carried out laparoscopically.
Blood clots, infection, food aversion, undernutrition, vagus nerve injury with persistent nausea, gastroparesis, vomiting, and esophageal spasm/pain are possible side effects.
After this procedure, the patient can have trouble receiving adequate nutrients. This may result in anemia, poor bone metabolism brought on by a deficiency in calcium and vitamin D, and maybe weight loss due to limited microbial absorption.
An elevated BMI ______ is considered morbid obesity.
outrageous obesity BMI of 40 or more is referred to as severe obesity. Even with a BMI of 35 or higher, you could be categorized as morbidly obese if you have co-morbidities.