Roux-en-Y Stomach Bypass Using Laparoscopic Method
Laparascope-assisted surgical technique
of roux-en-y bypass
Risks & Benefits | Gastric Bypass
Surgery | Biliopancreatic
Diversion | Roux-en-Y
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Using Laparoscopic Method
Laparoscope-assisted roux-en-y surgery is conducted under general anesthesia. The operation lasts longer than "open" roux-en-y, roughly 2-3 hours.
How Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic Procedure Works
The surgeon makes 5-6 small incisions, then inserts special instruments through the openings. These instruments permit the insertion of the laparoscope camera. The abdomen is then filled with gas to help the surgeon view the abdominal cavity via the camera and video monitor. In this manner, your surgeon will be able to work inside your abdomen without making a larger incision.
Stomach Pouch and Bypass
During the roux-en-Y operation, the stomach is divided and separated using staples. A small pouch (capacity 1 ounce) is created at the top of the stomach. A section of the small intestine is then connected to the pouch, diverting food traffic. Finally, the bottom of the stomach is connected to the base of the new roux digestive tract or 'limb', permitting juices from the stomach and pancreas to mingle with the food and enhancing nutrient absorption.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y
By comparison with laparoscope-assisted key-hole surgery, open surgery carries additional health risks and complications, including general trauma, infection, pain and scarring. For example, laparoscopic obesity surgery typically uses 5-6 incisions about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, while surgeons performing traditional open surgery utilize a 610 inch incision to access the stomach and intestinal area. Regarding post-operative care, patients undergoing laparoscopic roux-en-y bypass typically have a shorter hospital stay - 3-4 days, compared to 5-6 days for open surgery.
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