Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help you lose weight after you’ve attempted to lose weight by diet and exercise. It decreases your risk of serious health problems like high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux, High cholesterol, and sleep apnea. You can consider gastric bypass surgery if your body mass index (BMI) is higher than 40. In some cases, you may be eligible for surgery if your BMI is between 30 and 34 and you have substantial health concerns.
However, gastric bypass is not appropriate for everyone who is excessively obese. To be eligible for weight-loss operation, you may need to meet specific medical criteria. To check if you qualify, you’ll probably have to go through a monitoring procedure.
What is Gastric Bypass?
Gastric bypass surgery is bariatric surgery. It is one of the most popular operations for treating obesity and disorders related to obesity, and it is effective. It’s an effective weight-loss option for people who aren’t candidates for other surgical treatments due to risk issues. This procedure entails forming a tiny pouch by splitting the stomach’s top from the stomach’s remaining contents and connecting it to the small intestine directly.
The stomach size is reduced after gastric bypass surgery. As a result, you won’t be able to eat as much as you did before. Consequently, there is a decrease in the number of calories consumed. Furthermore, the food is not in direct contact with the initial part of the small intestine. The initial part of the small intestine, so you do not absorb as much food. Above all, it helps suppress hunger, allowing the body to acquire and keep a healthy weight. Even before you lose any weight, the impact on hormones causes a reduction in adult-onset diabetes. Also, patients with reflux benefit from the procedure, and their symptoms usually resolve fast.
Gastric bypass surgery comes in a variety of forms:
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is the gold standard in weight-loss surgery. It is the most widely used gastric bypass surgery type. Its recovery time is shorter than more complex procedures.
Mini gastric bypass surgery works in the same way as a standard gastric bypass. The difference is that the mini version includes less intestine rerouting and takes less time overall.
And the other type is Extensive Gastric Bypass, which is a more difficult gastric bypass procedure. However, it isn’t a generally used method because it carries a high risk of complications and can cause nutritional deficiency.
Cost of Gastric Bypass Surgery
While cost is a significant factor, it should not be the primary consideration when choosing a good surgeon. The average Gastric Bypass surgery cost at Avicenna International Hospital starts from 2900 Euros.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Advantages
- Excellent weight loss results in a short time.
- When compared to other procedures, the average weight loss is higher.
- Results that last a long time.
- Obesity-related health issues are well-resolved.
Surgery Risks and Solutions
Gastric bypass includes some risks like any major surgery. We offer solutions for probable risks that may occur at Avicenna International Hospital. These risks and solutions are:
Over time, the stomach grows larger, eventually returning to its previous size if the patient returns to old eating habits.
To prevent pouch stretching, our medical team uses the newest techniques for surgery. Patients are also provided specific diets and regular medical examinations during the year after surgery to monitor their health and weight. As a result, if the patient obeys the surgeon’s advice the probability of pouch stretching will be negligible after this period.
This happens when food and liquids move to the small intestine faster and more than usual without being digested causing nausea and diarrhea. The probability of this risk is low in Gastric Bypass surgery.
Dumping syndrome’s primary treatment is changing your diet. If diets aren’t effective, you may be given medicines by your healthcare provider.
Your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food will be lower.
As mentioned before patients will be provided diets with an appropriate amount of nutrition and vitamins. The doctor will give supplements if needed.
Gallstones might form if you lose weight quickly because it disrupts the cholesterol balance in the body so the gallbladder is unable to empty completely.
Low-fat diets and avoiding too much eating can prevent gallstones.
The stomach pouch connection with the small intestine may constrict after gastric bypass operation called stenosis causing reflux.
The techniques used during surgery are in a way that can prevent reflux and if necessary, treat stomach hernia. Medicine can also help to reduce stomach acid.
Avicenna International Hospital’s medical team considers all the required precautions and checkups before the operation to manage the possible risks. We provide weekly and monthly monitoring for patients and you can contact your doctor in case of requirement.