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India Profile  »  Medical Tourism In India  »  Surgery in India  »  Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass is a group of operative procedures used to treat morbid obesity, a condition which arises from severe accumulation of excess weight as fatty tissue, and the resultant health problems occur. Bariatric surgery is the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, and includes the gastric bypass procedures as one of several classes of operations.

A gastric bypass consists of a division of the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger, lower "remnant" pouch, accompanied by re-arrangement of the small intestines to permit both pouches to remain connected. The manner in which the intestines are reconnected gives rise to several variations of the procedure.

How is it done: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size, which reduces the amount of food, you eat and thus the calories consumed. Bypassing part of the intestine also results in fewer calories being absorbed. This leads to weight loss. The most common gastric bypass surgery is a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the stomach is made smaller by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach using surgical staples or a plastic band. The smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum). This procedure can be done by making a large incision in the abdomen (an open procedure) or by making a small incision and using small instruments and a camera to guide the surgery (laparoscopic approach)

Who can go for Gastric Bypass?

Only the people satisfying all the features or majority of them are treated with a Gastric Bypass by the Doctors:

  #   Ones having Body Mass Index above 40
  #   Those who are 100 pounds/45 kg or more over their estimated ideal
  #   Age between 18 and 55 years
  #   Failure of dietary or weight-loss drug therapy for more than one year
  #   History of obesity (generally 5 years or more)
  #   Comprehension of the risks and benefits of the procedure and willingness to comply with the substantial lifelong dietary restrictions required for long term success.
  #   Acceptable operative risk.

Who can't go for the treatment?

  #   If the surgery or treatment represents an unreasonable risk to the patient.
  #   Untreated glandular diseases such as hypothyroidism.
  #   Inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as ulcers, esophagitis or Crohn's disease.
  #   Severe cardiopulmonary diseases or other conditions which may make them poor surgical candidates in general.
  #   An allergic reaction to materials contained in the band or who have exhibited pain intolerance to implanted devices.
  #   Dependency on alcohol or drugs.
  #   Mentally retarded or emotionally unstable people.

Complications of Gastric Bypass

After the Gastric surgery like any other surgeries certain complications or any disease can arise out of it. They are as follows.

  #   Anastamotic Leakage
  #   Anastamotic Stricture
  #   Dumping Syndrome
  #   Ankylosing Spondylitis

After gastric bypass surgery:

  #   The patient won't be allowed to eat for one to two days after the surgery so that your stomach can heal.
  #   Then, they will have to follow a specific dietary progression for about 12 weeks. This begins with liquids only, proceeds to pureed and soft foods, and finally to regular foods.

  #   In the first six months after surgery, eating too much or too fast may cause vomiting or an intense pain under your breastbone.

Troubles after the surgery:

  #   Body aches
  #   Feeling tired, as if you have the flu
  #   Feeling cold
  #   Dry skin
  #   Hair thinning and hair loss
  #   Mood changes

Apollo Hospitals are well-known for its expertise in Gastric Bypass Surgery Treatments. The Hospitals with their High quality treatments are at par to international standards. They treat deformities, injury related conditions and personal grooming requirements. Gastric Bypass Surgeries are quite familiar a business in Apollo Hospitals.

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(In US $)
Twin Sharing
(In US $)
1) Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding 2 Days 6500 6000


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