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Metabolic Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

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Metabolic Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

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Gastric Band Surgery

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Gastric Pilcation

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Intragastric Balloon (Endoscopic) Procedure

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is a type of weight loss surgery that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine. This reduces the stomach's size and alters the digestive process, leading to reduced food intake and nutrient absorption, resulting in significant weight loss for individuals struggling with obesity.
During the procedure, the surgeon divides the stomach into a smaller upper pouch and a larger lower pouch, then reroutes the small intestine to connect to both. This limits the amount of food you can eat and reduces the absorption of calories and nutrients, resulting in substantial weight loss. Gastric bypass surgery is often recommended for individuals with severe obesity who haven't had success with other weight loss methods.

When is a Gastric Bypass Surgery Recommended?

An Allurion gastric balloon procedure is recommended in the following circumstances:

  • Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) between 27 and 40 have struggled with traditional weight loss methods.
  • Those looking for a non-surgical approach to weight loss or who are not candidates for bariatric surgery.
  • Patients seeking temporary weight loss intervention before undergoing other medical procedures or treatments.
  • Individuals with obesity-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes or hypertension, would benefit from weight loss.
  • Those motivated to make lifestyle changes and commit to a supervised weight loss program in conjunction with the gastric balloon procedure.

How to Prepare For a Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Preparing for gastric bypass surgery involves several steps to ensure the best possible outcomes.

  • Medical Evaluation and Counseling: Prior to surgery, you'll undergo a thorough medical evaluation to assess your overall health and suitability for the procedure. This may include tests such as blood work, imaging scans, and consultations with various specialists. 
  • Preoperative Diet and Weight Loss: Many surgeons recommend a preoperative diet and weight loss plan to shrink the liver and reduce the risk of complications during surgery. This typically involves following a low-calorie, high-protein diet for a certain period before the procedure. 
  • Quit Smoking and Limit Alcohol: If you smoke, quitting before surgery is strongly advised to reduce the risk of complications and promote better healing. Additionally, it's important to limit alcohol consumption leading up to the surgery. 
  • Physical Activity and Exercise: Engaging in regular physical activity and exercise can improve your overall health and help you prepare for surgery. Your healthcare team may recommend specific exercises or activities to strengthen your body and improve your cardiovascular fitness. 
  • Emotional and Mental Preparation: It's important to prepare yourself mentally for the challenges and adjustments that come with significant weight loss. Seek support from friends, family, or support groups, and consider counseling or therapy if needed.

What Happens During a Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Here's an overview of the procedure:

  • Creating a Small Pouch: The surgeon divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. This is usually done by using staples to create a small stomach pouch at the top of the stomach, which can hold only a small amount of food.
  • Diverting the Small Intestine: The surgeon then cuts the small intestine and attaches the lower part of it directly to the small stomach pouch, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. This limits the amount of food you can eat and reduces the absorption of nutrients and calories.
  • Roux-en-Y Configuration: The procedure gets its name from the Roux-en-Y configuration created by attaching the small intestine to the small stomach pouch. This configuration allows food to bypass the majority of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum), leading to reduced calorie and nutrient absorption.
  • Reconnecting the Intestine: After bypassing the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine, the surgeon reconnects the remaining part of the small intestine to the lower portion of the small intestine, allowing digestive juices from the bypassed stomach and duodenum to mix with food further down the digestive tract.
  • Closure and Recovery: Once the rearrangement of the digestive system is complete, the surgeon closes the incisions and the patient is moved to a recovery area. After surgery, patients typically spend some time in the hospital for monitoring and pain management before gradually advancing to a liquid diet and then solid foods as tolerated.

It's important to note that gastric bypass surgery is a major procedure and should only be performed by experienced surgeons in specialized medical facilities.

Gastric Bypass Surgery - Recovery & Outlook

Recovery and outlook following gastric bypass surgery involve several key considerations for a successful postoperative journey. 

  • Hospital Stay and Monitoring: After surgery, patients typically stay in the hospital for a few days for close monitoring of vital signs, and pain management, and to ensure there are no immediate complications. 
  • Gradual Diet Progression: Patients will initially follow a liquid diet, gradually transitioning to pureed foods, and then eventually solid foods as tolerated. Following the recommended dietary guidelines is crucial for proper healing, weight loss, and preventing complications.
  • Physical Activity and Exercise: Engaging in regular physical activity and exercise, as recommended by healthcare providers, is essential for promoting weight loss, maintaining muscle mass, and improving overall health. 
  • Monitoring Nutritional Status: Following gastric bypass surgery, patients are at risk of nutritional deficiencies. Regular monitoring of nutritional status and supplementation under the guidance of healthcare providers is essential.
  • Lifestyle Changes and Support: Successful long-term weight loss and maintenance following gastric bypass surgery require significant lifestyle changes, including adopting healthier eating habits, and regular physical activity.

Adherence to recommended lifestyle changes and follow-up appointments is key to achieving and sustaining weight loss goals and improving overall health outcomes.

Why Choose Medfin?

Surgery can be a daunting aspect, and feeling anxious is absolutely normal. The massive amount of information you can get from the internet may confuse you even more. This is where Medfin can help. Leave us the hefty task of finding the best hospital , the finest doctor, and the latest procedure at the lowest cost. Let us take charge while you sit back and focus on your health and recovery. Think surgery! Think Medfin! 

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“ Got to know about them from my friend. They got an appointment for only 299. Once the doctor confirmed that I needed the surgery they got me a fixed cost which included ALL the costs. No extra amounts were charged. Thank you Medfin”

Suresh Menon Hyderabad 8 days ago
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“ After my consultation with the doctor, MEDFIN representative got me a fixed package cost that included my mothers initial tests, surgery cost. They also gave me stockings free for Rs. 3000 post the surgery. They kept up their promise they made”

Radhika Iyer Mumbai 8 days ago
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“ Thank you Medfin. They ensured the whole process from selecting a very experienced doctor to offering the latest procedure at a very reasonable price. They also arranged a follow up post my surgery with the doctor to ensure my recovery was on track. Thank you for being there throughout”

Deepa Shree Bangalore 8 days ago
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