Roux-en-Ymonly performed weight-loss procedures around the world. It has been in practice for more than 30 years and provides an excellent balance of weight loss and manageable side effects. The operation can be performed laparoscopically (small incisions to the abdomen)
How it works?
Average weight loss is greater than with other procedures, such as Laparoscopic Adjustable Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Co-morbidities — conditions related to excess weight, such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension — may begin to improve even before you lose much weight.
RYGB doesn’t require any devices to stay inside you.
Technically more complex when compared to sleeve gastrectomy
Surgery is a bit longer because the digestive organs are rerouted. There is more pain, and it takes longer to heal from this procedure than from a gastric sleeve.
The procedure reduces your ability to absorb nutrients and calories; you will need to take vitamin supplements for the rest of your life.
May cause “dumping syndrome”, a feeling of sickness after eating or drinking, especially sweets
There is a risk for small bowel complications and obstruction
There is a risk of developing ulcers, especially with NSAID or tobacco use