Gastric Bypass for obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Written by: Dr. Felipe De la Cruz Vigo
Edited by: Top Doctors®

& ldquo; gastric bypass is the most used in obesity surgery technique”according said Dr. Felipe de la Cruz Vigo, one of the leading experts in this field, who notes that this is a mixed technique in which it acts on the stomach and small intestine.

& ldquo, in the stomach less able to divide it into two parts: a small, who will receive food and other major why not pass food but will continue making the rest of its functions” while“small intestine creates a short circuit of a meter or meter and a half that connects the small stomach to the small intestine, bypassing the duodenum and jejunum, all somewhat diminished the useful surface for absorption and, above all, causes significant changes in gastrointestinal hormones, which will result, among others, its beneficial effect on the Diabetes Mellitus type 2&rdquo ,.


Lost 70% of excess weight

With gastric bypass are achieved in media“ lost 70% of excess weight at five years” and comorbidities“probably experiencing a more dramatic improvement is Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, even to send”. In addition, the doctor adds the benefits of gastric bypass for“ sleep apnea high blood pressure and dislipemias, also musculoskeletal disorders in the joints of load significantly relieved and infertility often revert to regulate menstruation, stress incontinence even disappears in early”. The intervention also allows a“radical improvement in quality of life that is produced by sexual - affective aspects&rdquo ,.

Laparoscopy was the breakthrough but currently there are improvements as“band polypropylene mesh to put around the small stomach and prevents dilatation of the output thereof, increased by 10 % loss of excess weight gained over term”. Although for Dr. De la Cruz“breakthrough today is the application of this technique to the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus&rdquo ,.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Felipe De la Cruz Vigo

It is one of the foremost experts on obesity surgery, to which is dedicated since 1986 and laparoscopic since 1999. It is the Chief of General Surgery and Gastroenterology, Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid and currently chairs the Foundation Society for Surgery of morbid obesity and metabolic diseases (FUNSECO). He has received several awards and is a founding member of the Spanish Society of Obesity Surgery, besides being Professor of Surgery at the Complutense University of Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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