Health Benefits of Biliopancreatic Diversion Gastric Bypass Operation
Health and weight loss benefits of biliopancreatic
Risks & Benefits | Gastric Bypass
Surgery | Biliopancreatic
Diversion | Roux-en-Y
Benefits of Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery
As one of the more drastic stomach bypass operations, biliopancreatic diversion has greater weight loss benefits but poses greater nutritional problems. That said, this operation is less food restrictive than the roux-en-y bypass. The new stomach pouch can accommodate 4-5 ounces of food compared with the roux stomach content of about 1 ounce. Given the greater malabsorption element in biliopancreatic bypass compared to roux-en-y, it means that patients can eat more and still lose weight.
Weight Reduction Benefits
Biliopancreatic stomach bypass is a highly effective treatment for clinical or morbid obesity. Patients typically lose 66 percent of their pre-operative excess weight within two years. In one patient study (125 subjects), excess weight loss of 74 percent at one year, 78 percent at two years, 81 percent at three years, 84 percent at four years, and 91 percent at five years was achieved. If biliopancreatic bypass patients adhere strictly to their post-operative dietary and other lifestyle guidelines, they can expect to lose up to 80 percent of their excess weight and maintain this weight reduction, without weight regain, indefinitely. This weight loss alone can produce significant health benefits, like lower blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
Health Benefits of Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery
According to a recent study of 500 bariatric bypass patients, 96 percent of weight-related health conditions (eg. hypertension, back pain, sleep apnea, diabetes and depression) were improved or resolved after undergoing biliopancreatic diversion gastric bypass.
Benefits Conditional Upon Patient Compliance
Despite the logic behind biliopancreatic gastric bypass surgery, it is no easy answer to morbid obesity. The same pressures to over-eat and take insufficient exercise that existed before the stomach bypass operation will exist in the post-operative period. Biliopancreatic diversion offers patients an opportunity to change, rather than a quick solution to their weight status.
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