Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Editorial Volume 5 Issue 10

Nutritional Profile and Weight Loss of Patients Undergoing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

Rita de Cassia Costa Santos*

JRJ Serviços Médicos e Cirúrgicos Ltda (Clínica Jorge Chalhub), Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Rita de Cassia Costa Santos, JRJ Serviços Médicos e Cirúrgicos Ltda (Clínica Jorge Chalhub), Brazil.

Received: July 25, 2022; Published:


Obesity is a multifactorial disease of increasing prevalence and that has been acquiring alarmingly epidemic proportions. Despite being invasive, bariatric surgery has achieved satisfactory results, with a reduction of more than 50% of excess weight or 30% to 40% of the initial weight. The technique of gastroplasty with gastrojejunal bypass, known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most used currently. The choice of bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity should be evaluated very carefully, as individuals after the surgical procedure may have nutritional deficiencies, including deficiencies in iron, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin D, folic acid, zinc and albumin. It is observed that the greatest demand for the surgery is female. Resulting after 6 months of surgery an improvement in body composition and weight loss according to the needs of each patient. Current weight, current BMI, AC and HC, body composition and weight loss, improvement in comorbidities showed a positive association with surgery time.


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Citation: Rita de Cassia Costa Santos. “Nutritional Profile and Weight Loss of Patients Undergoing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.9 (2022): .


Copyright: © 2022 Rita de Cassia Costa Santos. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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