Differences Between Gastric Tube and Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Written by Emel Gerdaneri.

Differences Between Gastric Tube and Gastric Bypass

People considering bariatric surgery to lose weight have multiple options. There are many alternatives, from sleeve gastrectomy to gastric bypass surgery, from non-surgical options to stomach botox and gastric balloon. Well, do you know the differences between sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery? About the subject Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. Eren Taşkın made statements to Yeniben:

“There are several factors to consider when examining gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. When deciding which surgery is right for you, it is very important to compare your options. Let's look at the similarities and differences between these two types of bariatric procedures. Both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass reduce your stomach's normal size and turn it into a small pouch. This causes weight loss in two ways. The left stomach fills up quickly, so you feel full and the amount of food you can eat is limited. Generally known as the "hunger hormone", the amount of ghrelin decreases. The most obvious difference between the two procedures is the way the new gastric pouch is created.

For example, with sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon permanently removes approximately 80 percent of your stomach. The remaining, tube or banana-shaped stomach is sutured, no other changes are made to the stomach or intestines.

Gastric bypass surgery In this procedure, which is also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a small stomach pouch is created by removing or “bypassing” most of your stomach and the first part of your small intestine. The newly formed stomach pouch is then reattached to the remaining small intestine. The skipped part of the stomach is attached further down the small intestine so it continues to provide acid and digestive enzymes produced there. The part of your small intestine that comes out with your stomach normally absorbs some nutrients and calories. Since this part is skipped, these calories are not absorbed, which contributes to weight loss.

Regarding the differences in recovery period… Gastric bypass is more complicated than sleeve gastrectomy. This is because gastric bypass is a two-stage procedure, the gastric sleeve involves only one stage. Both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass are usually performed laparoscopically. This means we use an illuminated binoculars with a camera and other instruments called a laparoscope through several small incisions in your abdomen to perform the surgery. If all goes well, you won't have a lot of post-operative pain. You go home 2-3 days after sleeve gastrectomy. Because gastric bypass is more complicated, you can probably stay in the hospital for 1 more day before you recover enough to get home.

One of the biggest advantages that apply to both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass is that these procedures significantly reduce your risk for obesity-related conditions. Such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart disease, stroke, fatty liver disease ...

Compared to gastric bypass surgery, less weight loss is observed and slower weight loss is observed. Gastritis bypass, as I said, is a two-stage surgery, so it has a higher risk of complications than the tube stomach. Recovery is longer than tube stomach surgery. Since the absorption of nutrients and vitamins will decrease, it may cause some deficiencies, but all these can be eliminated with supplements.

The type of bariatric surgery that is right for the patient varies according to the current weight, medical history, and expectations. Tube stomach or gastritis bypass? You and your doctor decide which one is the right option for you. "


Written on 18/02/2021


Last Update: 18/02/2021

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