Roux-en-Y Vs. Roca Labs® Formula
Roux-en-Y surgery is risky, expensive and comes with endless restrictions
Roux-en-Y surgery makes the stomach smaller and causes food to bypass part of the small intestine. In turn, this will make you feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size. This reduces the amount of food you can eat at one time, leading to weight loss. It is the most popular type of surgery for weight loss, but there are many potential risks and complications, both physical and emotional. Anyone considering the Roux-en-Y surgery must carefully consider the risks and search other alternatives before making a decision to go under the knife.
The risks of Roux-en-Y surgery can be very serious, ranging from benign complications to death. Death occurs in about 1 out of every 350 surgeries. The risk increases as the patient’s health worsens. Having the surgery at an older age also increases overall risks because of co-morbidity problems. Two other serious risks include heart attack and stroke.
Following post-surgery there may be some aspects that can persist and cause adverse complications. With any surgery this is possible, but with Roux-en-Y surgery the problem is increased.
Roux-en-Y Surgery Risks and Complications
Complications and risks from Roux-en Y gastric bypass can be broken into two categories: early complications and late complications.
Early Complications with Roux-en-Y Surgery
Early complications occur in patients within the first two months after surgery and they can cause minor and major problems. On average, 10% of patients have some sort of minor problems, while 5% have some sort of major complications. These problems are likely to require medical attention.
- Anastomotic leaks occur in less than 2% of surgeries and can be quite serious. If a leak occurs, your physician will likely have to fix the problem.
- Anesthesia may also cause a severe, possibly life-threatening problem (rare).
- Arrythmia or cardiac irregularity occurs less than 1%.
- Blood clots to the lungs happens less than 1%.
- Gastrostomy problems occurs in 2 for every 100 patients.
- Infection at the incision site can be minor or major; 3% and 2% respectively.
- Incision opening can occur with serious consequences, but is rare.
- Kidney failure can occur, but is rare.
- Pneumonia can occur at 1 per 100 surgeries.
- Potassium deficiency is rare.
- Thrombophlebitis occurs less than 1%.
- Transfusions is required for 2% of patients.
Late Complications with Roux-en-Y Surgery
Two months after Roux-en-Y surgery, there are still risks that can occur including anastomotic ulcers at less than 1%, anastomotic stricture at 1%, iron deficiency, B12 deficiency, incision hernias, potassium deficiency and small bowel obstructions.
One of the more serious complications that can result is internal bleeding. Bleeding occurs in about 2% of patients. Other complications include lactose intolerance, which can occur after successful Roux-en-Y surgery. Gallstones, infections, vomiting and gastritis are other risks caused by Roux-en-Y.
Each day you take Roca Labs® Natural Gastric Bypass Formula, it expands inside your stomach, leaving only a limited stomach space 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.