gastric bypass surgery

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gastric bypass surgery

n.
A surgical procedure for treating obesity, in which the upper portion of the stomach is separated from the lower portion and is connected to the small intestine below the duodenum, resulting in smaller stomach capacity and reduced absorption of nutrients and calories.
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Internal hernia following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity: evaluation of radiographic findings at small-bowel examination.
Effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on the sex steroids and quality of life in obese men.
Garren et al., "Laparoscopic-assisted ERCP and EUS in patients with prior Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: a dual-center case series experience," Surgical Endoscopy, vol.
Researchers compared the outcomes of patients in three groups: 418 patients who sought and underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery; 417 patients who sought but did not undergo surgery, mainly for insurance reasons; and 321 patients who did not seek surgery.
However, patients who have Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery are less able to absorb nutrients like calcium and vitamin D, and experience higher incidence of depression, death by accidental poisoning (thought to be caused by substance abuse) and death by suicide than those who did not have the procedure.
Worldwide, there have been <25 reported cases of hyperammonemic encephalopathy associated with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in the absence of cirrhosis.
Her history included Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Following the thyroid surgery, she developed postoperative hypocalcemia that required large doses of oral calcium carbonate (7.5 g/ day), oral calcitriol (up to 4 pg/day), intravenous calcium gluconate (2.0 g/day), calcium citrate (2.0 g/day), and ergo calciferol (50,000 IU/day).
Washington, Apr 17 ( ANI ): A new study suggests that patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, during which one's stomach is made smaller and small intestines shortened, report changes in appetite, taste and smell.
Flores et al., "Comparable early changes in gastrointestinal hormones after sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-En-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbidly obese type 2 diabetic subjects," Surgical Endoscopy, vol.
Both weight loss and its associated improvements in cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors persisted for 6 years in most of the 418 severely obese adults who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in a prospective study published in the Sept.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery resulted in greater, more rapid, and ore sustained weight loss com pared with gastric banding, but also a higher number of complications in a matched-pair study.
Small bowel obstruction caused by a thrombus has been described in cases following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery as a result of suture line bleeding (1-3) and in coagulopathic patients following emergency surgery (4) or from a bleeding Meckels diverticulum (5).