Gastric Bypass Surgery Vs. Roca Labs®

Gastric bypass surgery is risky, expensive and with endless restrictions.
Roca Labs® is a gastric bypass alternative.

Any surgery carries some level of risk. Gastric bypass is the most popular type of surgery for weight loss, but there are many potential complications – both physical and emotional – and complication rates are surprisingly high. Anyone considering this surgery must carefully consider the risks, and investigate other alternatives before making a decision to go under the knife.

Gastric bypass surgery usually involves a 3-5 day hospital stay. It’s followed by pain and vomiting, and patients can’t eat solid food right away. Complications should pass, but many patients complain of pain and nausea long after the surgery. Additional complications include:

  • Infections at the incision site, or inside the abdomen.
  • Hemorrhaging. Surgery requires cutting many blood vessels, and any of them may begin to bleed later on. Transfusions or re-surgery is sometimes necessary.
  • Leaking and abscesses. Leakage can occur from the gastrointestinal tract into the abdomen cavity, and create an abscess (collection of infected fluid in the body). This occurs in 2% of patients, and must be treated immediately. Re-operation is sometimes necessary.
  • Emotional strain. Strict diet limitations and low energy levels following the surgery can be difficult to bear, and depression is common.
  • Anastomotic stricture. The connection (“anastomosis”) surgically created between the stomach and bowel tends to shrink over time. The passage of food should keep it open, but inflammation and scarring can cause it to close up too much, requiring additional surgery.
  • Ulceration of the anastomosis. This has numerous causes, and occurs in 1-16% of patients.
  • Nutritional deficiencies. Surgery reduces the ability to absorb essential nutrients. Deficiencies in calcium, iron, vitamin B12 and protein are common.
  • Hernias, resulting from poor healing of the incision. This can also lead to bowel obstruction years later, which usually requires surgery.
  • Gallstones. These develop in more than a third of patients.
  • Dumping Syndrome is one of the least dangerous, but most common complications. Most patients develop an inability to tolerate foods with a high fat or sugar content. This occurs because the food passes too rapidly into the intestines, and the body attempts to dilute the fat or sugar by flooding the intestines with fluid. For 30-45 minutes, the patient may experience nausea and vomiting, bloating, sweating, anxiety and dizziness. Diarrhea then follows. Those with severe cases may be given medication to slow digestion, or undergo a second surgery. Most others have to modify their diets and eating patterns.

According to a 14-year follow-up study, the following rates of complications were found:

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency: 39.9%
  • Incisional hernia: 23.9%
  • Depression: 23.7%
  • Staple line failure: 15%
  • Gastritis (stomach lining inflammation): 13.2%
  • Cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation): 11.4%
  • Anastomotic problems: 9.8%
  • Dehydration malnutrition: 5.8%
  • Dilated pouch: 3.2%

As you can see, some of the risks of gastric bypass surgery are quite high, and the rate of complications increases the more inexperienced the surgeon is. Overall, some of the gastric bypass patients need to undergo an additional surgery later on to correct complications. Gastric bypass surgery is invasive and permanent – if the patient is not satisfied, reversal is extremely problematic.

Each day you take Roca Labs® Natural Gastric Bypass Formula, it expands inside your stomach, leaving only a small limited stomach volume available for food intake. The effect is similar to that of surgery, but it’s a fraction of the cost, painless and exceedingly flexible. There are no dietary restrictions, and its brilliantly engineered ingredients regulate blood sugar levels to eliminate cravings, which surgery does not do. There are only a few potential side effects – dehydration, bloating and diarrhea – and these can almost always be prevented by drinking sufficient water, avoiding carbonated beverages and dairy products, and introducing the Formula to your system gradually (since it contains a high dose of healthy fibers). It can be used when and to what degree you want, and if it’s not to your liking, it can be stopped any time you choose, unlike surgery.

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