Gastric bypass rny (Roux-En-Y) is the most frequently performed type of gastric bypass surgery performed today. The operation involves creating a small food pouch in the upper part of your stomach. This pouch can hold a very limited amount of food. The pouch bypasses, hence the name, the rest of your stomach and a little of your small intestine.
The basic principle of this procedure is to sharply curtail the amount of food and drink that you are able to ingest at any given time. Since this procedure has bypassed some of your intestine the amount of nutrients you can absorb from your food intake is also limited, therefore anyone undergoing the procedure will have to make significant, and permanent, lifestyle changes when it comes to the way they eat.
Since the part of the intestine that is being bypassed is one of the main areas that your body can absorb iron and calcium, it will be necessary for anyone undergoing the procedure to supplement certain vitamins and minerals in the form vitamin tablets or shots. You will also need to use protein powders to supplement the lack of protein you can absorb, this will only need to occur for about the first few months after surgery. You will also need to either have a B-12 shot monthly for the rest of your life, or take a B-12 tablet daily since you won’t be able to get enough B-12 with the modifications that have been made to your stomach and intestinal tract.
You will only be able to eat about 2 oz. of food at one time, if you try to eat more than that you will likely make yourself sick and will start vomiting. The same thing can also happen if you eat too quickly. “Dumping” is another possible problem if you eat too much sugar. Dumping can consist of nausea, dizziness, cramping, and sweating. It’s vitally important that you carefully chew all of your food or you could literally get a clog.
The amount of food you can eat at one time isn’t the only thing that will change, you will also only be able to drink a small amount at a time too. For this reason, and to avoid getting dehydrated, you will need to get into the habit of having water with you all day long, and taking small sips all day long.
The most important thing you have to remember is that gastric bypass rny isn’t a magic bullet or a quick fix. This, like any other type of weight loss, will require commitment and time if it’s going to be effective. If you aren’t willing to follow the rules and make the needed lifestyle changes than you may want to reconsider having the surgery, if, on the other hand, you’re willing to commit to the needed changes so that you can achieve, and maintain, a healthy weight and lifestyle than this may just be the thing you need to get you jump started in the right direction.