Q8) False regarding Bariatric surgerya) VBG produces less weight loss when compared to RYGB
b) Jejuno-ileal by-pass not done nowadays
c) Dumping is due to non- compliance of dietary advice
d) LAGB requires once a 4-6wk follow up
Answers Weight loss surgery
Malabsorption of bile salts, coupled with rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery
significantly increases risk of gallstone development. Multiple kidney stones
result from excessive absorption of oxylate from the colon where oxylate
is ordinarily chelated with calcium. Malabsorption results in severe
diarrhea, electrolyte abnormalities, metabolic acidosis and anemia.
Bacterial overgrowth in the bypassed intestinal segment coupled with
protein malabsorption is postulated to be responsible for development
of cirrhosis, the most serious complication of jejunoileal bypass.
Bacterial overgrowth can be temporarily suppressed by metronidazole.
Development of hepatic dysfunction is an indication for reversal of the bypass.
Ref. Shackelford stomach 197.
Anastomotic leak after weight loss surgery is accompanied with tachycardia not bradycardia.
Signs of peritonitis following such surgical procedures with anastomotic leak are subtle.Marginal Ulcer
develops in 10%. Vit B12 deficiency occurs due to decreased acid digestion of B12 with
Calorie restriction is responsible for long term weight loss and its beneficial effects such as control of diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension and other metabolic abnormalities.
Restrictive procedures are LSG and LAGB which decrease the appetite and induce early satiety.
The RYGB (ROUX en Y gastric bypass ) is a malabsorptive procedure with long term sustained weight loss.
Mechanism of weight loss after bariatric surgery
Ghrelin is orexigenic gut hormone, which increases appetite. After food intake ghrelin levels fall and appetite decreases.
After restrictive surgery such as LYGB and LSG, ghrelin levels fall and appetite decreases.
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) This procedure has been abandoned in favor of other operations because of poor long-term weight loss, a high rate of late stenosis of the gastric outlet, and a tendency for patients to adopt a highcalorie liquid diet, thereby leading to regain of weight. Choice a is correct
Jejuno ileal bypass has many side effects because of malabsorbtion and liver cirrhosis ( See above) . Choice b is true
Visit - evaluate oral intake, food tolerance, and wound healing and to determine whether appropriate restriction has resulted from placement of the non inflated band.
Subsequent visits, usually scheduled monthly to bimonthly in the beginning and then less frequently, involve counseling with a nutritionist and evaluation of weight loss and the need for band adjustment.
A goal of 1 to 2 lb/wk is ideal d is correct
Dumping is both late and early and unrelated to dietary advise
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