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What is
Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass,  also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass,is one of the most effective and preferred type of bariatric surgeries. It makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the intestines, thereby aiding the weight loss process.

Gastric Bypass
Explained

Gastric Bypass
Procedure

During the Gastric Bypass surgery, a stomach pouch is created by dividing the stomach into a small upper pouch and a large lower pouch. This is typically done through an Open surgery where the surgeon makes a large surgical cut to open up the stomach; or Laparoscopic surgery technique that makes small incisions with long thin instruments to perform the surgery with a camera. Afterwards, the surgeon cuts the small intestine and connects it to the small pouch, thus bypassing the large pouch. The large pouch is then connected to the small intestine at a separate point.

Through this procedure 2 main things result:
1.The stomach pouch builds a small capacity and is filled very easily, causing satiety. In this way food consumption is reduced.
2.It causes reduction of the absorbed nutrients.

Thus:
Reduced food intake + Reduced nutrient absorption = Reduced calorie intake = Reduced body fat

Gastric Bypass
Before & After
 

Gastric Bypass
Advantages 

  • Speedy weight loss.
  • Safe procedure.
  • 96 % of associated health conditions like back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes and depression are improved or resolved.
  • Improved quality of life.

Gastric Bypass
Results 

  • Average of 77% of excess body weight is lost one year after surgery.
  • Studies show that after 10 to 14 years, patients have maintained 60% of excess body weight.

Gastric Bypass
Recovery 

  • Hospital Stay: 2 to 3 days.
  • Time Off Work: 1 to 3 weeks.
  • Full Recovery: 4 to 6 weeks.

GASTRIC BYPASS COST COMPARATIVE

Frequently Asked
Questions

What is the most appropriate age for a "Gastric Bypass" ?

There is no appropriate age for Gastric Bypass, it depends on the health status of the patient. Gastric Bypass is done even in teenagers.

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How long will I be off from work after "Gastric Bypass" surgery ?
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