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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery assists the person to lose weight by changing the digestive system such as the stomach and small intestine to manage the food the patient consumes. The food the patient eats will no longer spread to all parts of the stomach and small intestine that absorb food. Due to this, the body does not get enough calories from the food we eat.

Suitable Candidates for Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • If your BMI is higher than 35.
  • If you are suffering from other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.
  • If your weight increases continuously, it can cause other metabolic disorders.
  • Even after following a restrictive diet plan, your weight is increasing.

Medical Tests/Diagnosis for Gastric Bypass Surgery

Tests that are needed before undertaking Gastric Bypass Surgery are:

  • A complete blood count.
  • Urinalysis and a Chemistry Panel.
  • Chest X-ray and electrocardiogram.

Some surgeons will also advise you to follow additional tests based on your medical reports:

  • Gallbladder ultrasound to look for gallstones.
  • Pulmonary function tests.
  • Echocardiogram.
  • GI Evaluation
  • Cardiology evaluation.
  • Sleep studies.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Procedure

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most effective bariatric procedures for weight loss. It has a very high success rate and patients are capable of losing up to 70% of their unwanted weight and maintaining it for ten years or more. This is without an unusual increase in weight. It does not place more restrictions on food choices and diet plans.

Procedure:

  • The patient is put under general anesthesia.
  • For laparoscopic surgery, about 5 – 6 small cuts will be made and in case of open surgery, the doctor will perform a surgical cut to open your stomach.
  • Gastric bypass surgery can broadly be divided into two parts.
  • First, your surgeon will split your stomach into two segments.
  • The larger part of your stomach will be stapled out and only a small portion of the stomach in the form of a pouch will be left for use.
  • The pouch is generally kept very small so that patients can only consume a minimal amount of food. As a result, the absorption of calories is considerably reduced.
  • Losing weight with this method becomes easier for patients as they begin to feel fuller even after eating small quantities of food. The desire to eat will go down considerably.
  • The second part of the procedure is bypassing. In this procedure, the surgeon will divide the lower part of the small intestine and join it with a hole made in the pouch.
  • Right now, food is delivered directly to the intestines.
  • A Y section will be made in your small intestine, and food will not pass directly to the digestive tract. As a result, fewer calories are consumed. It makes weight loss faster.
  • Added intake of vitamins and minerals makes up for the deficiency of nutrients and helps you to live a healthy life and lose weight.
  • As a malabsorptive procedure, it reduces the patient’s desire for food, and their bodies cannot absorb all the calories from food, resulting in weight gain. That is why this procedure is a resounding success.
  • Patients are released within 2 – 3 days after surgery.
  • Complete recovery takes a week post-surgery.
  • After laparoscopic surgery, the patient can resume normal life activities within a month. If the patient has open surgery, the recuperating time may increase to 12 weeks.

After the Procedure

Gastric bypass surgery requires a stay in the hospital for 2 – 4 days, and total recovery will take between 1 – 3 months. It depends on the type of surgery performed, such as laparoscopic or open surgery.

The patient will remain on a liquid diet initially and proceed to solid foods after some time. The procedure is very safe and effective. It reduces the weight of a patient quickly. Through this procedure, your body is substantially limited in its ability to absorb calories and nutrients from food.

Nearly all kinds of foods are acceptable for patients undergoing this surgery. The patient should always avoid sweets since they can cause unwanted side effects such as diarrhea, dizziness, and lightheadedness. When a patient consumes too many sweets, this condition occurs.

Factors Affecting Cost of Gastric Bypass Treatment

Some of the most significant factors that influence your treatment costs include:

  • The kind of hospital you opt for.
  • Room – Quality single room, luxury room, super luxury room for the number of nights identified (includes a nursing fee, meals, cost of the room, and room service).
  • Operating room, ICU.
  • Fee for the team of doctors (Surgeons, Anesthetists, Physiotherapists, Dieticians).
  • Medicines.
  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures.
  • Type of Gastric Bypass Surgery performed, such as laparoscopic or open surgery.

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