Benefits of Fobi Pouch Gastric Bypass Operation to Reduce Obesity
Less ulcers, atelectasis, imbricated gastrojejunostomy
Risks & Benefits | Gastric Bypass
Surgery | Biliopancreatic
Diversion | Roux-en-Y
Benefits of Fobi Pouch Gastric Bypass Procedure
The bariatric procedure known as "Fobi Pouch" is a gastric bypass operation, similar to roux-en-y surgery, which uses a silastic band instead of staples to create the proximal stomach pouch.
Benefits of Fobi Pouch Gastric Bypass
According to some bariatric surgeons, the Fobi Pouch procedure reduces certain common post-operative complications of other gastric bypass procedures, such as roux-en-y and improves the chances of long term weight loss.
More Efficient Stomach Pouch
The use of a silastic band instead of staples, leads to minimal mobilization, no problems with staple line breakdown, and minimal occurrence of marginal ulcers.
The arm of the jejunum that is brought up to form the gastroenterostomy is also used to overlap with the transected edge of the stomach pouch. This minimizes the risk of leaks and subphrenic abscess.
Stomach Pouch Decompressed With a Gastrostomy
This procedure leads to minimal incidence of acute gastric distension as well as reduced risk of atelectasis. In addition, if required, it provides for temporary feeding and administration of medication.
Other Benefits of Fobi Pouch
The procedure inhibits outlet stretching, pouch to stomach re-growth as well as gastro-gastric fistula.
Weight Loss Success Rates of Fobi Pouch Gastric Bypass
Proponents of Fobi Pouch claim that this procedure leads to a 50 percent loss of excess weight in most patients - maintained for more than five years.
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