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Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Gastric bypass surgery, also known as weight loss surgery or obesity surgery is a type of bariatric surgery often used to treat morbid obesity. There are several types of gastric bypass surgery, depending on the different techniques used to reconnect the small intestine to the stomach. The goal of the surgery itself is to reduce the volume of the stomach and change the patient’s physical and physiological response to foodstuffs.

Other bariatric surgery procedures include:

● Gastric Band Surgery
● Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Bypass Surgery Candidates

Gastric bypass surgery is recommended for patients suffering from obesity or morbid obesity. As a rule of thumb, patients with a BMI (body mass index) over 40 are considered morbidly obese.

Patients suffering from the following can also benefit from gastric bypass surgery:

● Type 2 diabetes
● Sleep apnea
● Hypertension
● Asthma
● Other comorbid conditions associated with a high body mass index

Preparing for Gastric Bypass Surgery

The patient should stop smoking at least 3 weeks before going in for surgery, as smoking can increase the risk of complications and inhibit the healing process. The patient should stop the intake of vitamin E, aspirin and ibuprofen at least 2 weeks before surgery.

How is Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?

The patient is first administered general anaesthesia before the procedure can begin, making it painless.

The gastric bypass surgery can be divided into two main parts:

In the first part, the surgeon will create the smaller upper stomach and the larger lower stomach by using staples, effectively dividing it into two. Everything the patient eats will go into the smaller upper stomach, helping the patient feel “full” with very little effective food intake. This will help the patient lose weight. The upper stomach can hold around 30 grams of food before it goes into the small intestine.

In the second part, the surgeon will connect the small intestine to the smaller upper stomach. The ultimate goal of the surgery is to help the patient reduce the intake of calories.

There are two main techniques which can be applied: Open Gastric Bypass surgery and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass surgery

There are a few advantages of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass surgery, as it is a minimally invasive technique:

● Faster recovery from the surgery and a shorter hospital stay
● Less discomfort and pain for the patient
● Much smaller scars after the surgery

In both cases, the surgery lasts anywhere between 2 and 4 hours and the gastric bypass surgery recovery period may begin.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 4 nights in the hospital

Duration of Operation

2 to 4 hours

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Gastric Bypass Surgery Recovery

The patient will be required to spend around 4 days in hospital, once the gastric bypass surgery is over. The patient can return to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks after the procedure.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Risks and Complications

Gastric bypass complications can include the following:

● An allergic reaction to certain drugs
● Blood loss
● Blood clots can develop
● Stroke or heart attack during surgery
● Different types of infection

Gastric bypass surgery complications can also lead to infections in the stomach and a blockage of the intestine or stomach.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Side Effects

Gastric bypass side effects can include:

● Constipation – this is a common gastric bypass side effect
● Developing gallstones
● Infection of the incision site
● Dumping syndrome

Gastric Bypass Surgery Success Rates

A survey based on 243 gastric bypass surgery reviews sets the satisfaction rate at 93% for morbidly obese patients and 57% for super-obese patients. The success of the procedure also depends on the patient’s willingness to develop healthy eating and exercise habits.

Before and After Gastric Bypass Surgery

The patient can expect to lose anywhere between 4 to 9 KG every month after the procedure is complete. On average, gastric bypass weight loss is around 60% of the patient’s extra weight – this results in a healthier lifestyle with reduced risk from comorbidities.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost

Average Gastric Bypass Surgery costs are € 9,346, based on Gastric Bypass Surgery prices from 19 clinics. Cheapest Gastric Bypass Surgery cost is € 5,500 where Gastric Bypass Surgery prices can go up to € 13,500.

Gastric Bypass Surgery prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Gastric Bypass Surgery in Turkey is a popular option where Gastric Bypass Surgery costs as low as € 5,500.

Please note that the Gastric Bypass Surgery prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Gastric Bypass Surgery procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Gastric Bypass Surgery procedures. To receive a personalized Gastric Bypass Surgery quote, please click HERE.

Gastric Bypass Surgery FAQ

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Is there a gastric bypass alternative?

Yes, there are many types of bariatric surgery including lap band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.

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Gastric bypass vs gastric sleeve – What is the difference?

In gastric sleeve surgery, a large part of the stomach is surgically removed, giving the new stomach the appearance of a “sleeve”.

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Gastric bypass vs lap band – What is the difference?

Gastric lap band surgery uses a band to divide the stomach into two portions. The stomach will not be stapled or changed in any way – the lap band creates a bottleneck in the upper part of the stomach, helping the patient eat less.