Gastric bypass that is one of the weight loss procedure, it is also known as a bariatric surgery. The surgery is beneficial for people who struggle with obesity. The weight loss surgery is performed only for patients whose BMI is over 30. During the gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon changes the shape and size of the patient stomach. While surgery the lower part of the stomach is disconnected from the upper part. Patient ‘’new stomach’’ is smaller which help patients to reduce weight and overcome obesity.
Benefits of gastric bypass surgery abroad
- Better control of blood sugar levels
- Remission of type 2 diabetes
- Reduce sleep apnea
- Helps with high cholesterol
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helpful for hyperlipidemia
- Reduce the risks of heart diseases
Gastric bypass candidates
A perfect candidate for the gastric bypass surgery that are patients who have BMI (body mass index) higher than 30. What is more, the patient should have realistic expectations and should be mentally stable. In case that your BMI is smaller than 30, you can discuss it over with our gastric surgeon. We may offer also a weight loss consultation to determine if you are the good candidate for weight surgery abroad.
Gastric bypass prices
In eastern Europe, gastric bypass prices are very low. For example price of gastric bypass surgery in Poland, Jelenia Góra starts from 3560 GBP, the price in the UK starts from 10 240 GBP for the same surgery. The price for surgery might be easily reimbursed with Medical Tourism Foundation help.
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Before the gastric bypass surgery abroad
The patient should change diet. It is advised to eat slow and small meals. Small portions should be eaten every 3 hours. The patient should avoid drinking before and while meals. It is suggested to drink at least 15 minutes after any meal. What is more, the patient should stop drinking alcohol, quit smoking and should refrain from ibuprofen, aspirin and strong painkillers.
Required medical tests
- abdominal ultrasound,
- blood count (CBC),
- blood urea nitrogen (BUN), cortisol, creatinine, electrolytes, prolactin and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH),
- Cardiac catheterization,
- Chest X-ray,
- Colonoscopy Echocardiogram Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy,
- Pap smear,
- Pelvic ultrasound,
- Pulmonary function tests
Gastric Bypass surgery
Length of gastric bypass procedure: surgery lasts up to 2 hours
Type of anesthesia: surgery is performed general anesthesia
How gastric bypass is done:
The surgery is performed laparoscopically, so it does not leave any scars. During gastric bypass surgery, the weight loss surgeon will make your stomach smaller and will connect it to the last part of the small intestine. Surgery results that patient cannot eat as much food as he used to eat before.
Stay in the clinic: 3 nights
Minimal stay for gastric bypass abroad: 6 days
Back to work: 14 days
Gastric bypass results: permanent
After the gastric bypass surgery:
The patient is given special diet plan and exercise plan to follow. Both plans will help to reduce weight and keep patient in good health
Gastric bypass risks and complications
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Blood clots Lung or breathing problems
- Leaks in your gastrointestinal system
Gastric bypass abroad
Gastric bypass surgery with Medical Tourism Foundation that is the all-inclusive offer which covers: all examinations, consultation with weight loss surgeon, surgery under general anesthetic, 3 nights in the nearby hotel, 3 nights in the hospital, airport pickups, taxi transfers between clinic and hospital, before and after surgery diet plan. Feel free to contact us to receive more details regarding surgery. In our offer, we have also gastric balloon surgery and gastric sleeve surgery you may choose from.