Treatment guide

Gastric Bypass Surgery

The gastric bypass, also known as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is a bariatric surgery that works by restricting the amount of food intake in addition to reducing absorptive capacity of food ingested.

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WHO IS THIS FOR

  • A gastric bypass is often prescribed for those with a BMI of over 40.

  • May also be recommended for patients with a BMI of 30 and above, who suffer from conditions such as high blood pressure and/or type 2 diabetes

SUCCESS

  • 85% of patients report sustained weight loss of 50% following gastric bypass surgery

  • Complications are reported in 5% of cases, while the procedure has a mortality rate of 0.1%

  • In 10-15% cases the procedure fails, and further bariatric surgery may be needed

RECOVERY TIME

  • Initial hospital stays following gastric bypass surgery last from 1-4 days.

  • Patients generally return to full fitness within 3-5 weeks.

TREATMENT DURATION

  • 1 to 2 week pre-op diet to reduce fat around the stomach and liver after an initial screening process to determine whether suitable for bypass

  • Surgery: 1 to 4 hours

POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS

  • Constipation

  • Gallstones

  • Dumping syndrome (when certain foods pass too quickly through the gastric tract, leading to nausea and diarrhoea)

  • More serious complications can include internal infections, gastric leakage and blood clots, which occur in roughly 1% of cases

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

Cost

PRICE CALCULATION

The cost of weight-loss surgery depends on the type of surgery being performed, the complexity of the procedure, the expertise of the surgeon, the general health of the patient, and the country in which the surgery is performed. The pricing differential depends on many factors, such as cost of living, exchange rates, practicing costs or regulatory conditions, which may differ greatly from country to country.

Below are starting prices for Gastric Bypass Surgery across different countries

CountryPrice (EUR)
Egypt€ 5,020
Turkey€ 5,500
Lithuania€ 5,570
Poland€ 5,990
United Kingdom€ 11,670

How does it work?

Gastric bypass surgery is usually recommended for any adult who has a BMI greater than 40, a BMI greater than 35 with comorbidities linked to obesity, such as type II diabetes, or a BMI greater than 30 with serious health problems.

What is Body Mass Index (BMI) and how do you calculate yours?

This is the formula used to calculate the BMI: Weight in Kilograms / Height squared in Meters or weight (kg) ÷ height^2 (m^2)

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a globally accepted measure of body fat based on the relationship between height and weight.

Below the BMI weight categories:

  • below 18.5 = Underweight

  • 18.5 - 24.9 = Healthy

  • 25 - 29.9 = Overweight

  • 30 - 35 = Obese

  • above 35 = Extremely Obese

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How does a gastric bypass surgery work?

During the surgery itself (also known as a "Roux-en-Y gastric bypass"), doctors restrict the stomach using surgical staples, leaving a walnut-sized pouch.

The surgeon will then reconnect the patient's small intestine (duodenum) to this small pouch, bypassing the rest of the stomach and artificially limiting the capacity of the body to ingest food and drink.

There are different ways to access the stomach area to carry out the surgery. In the past, surgeons would generally make a broad incision across the patient's belly to access the stomach.

Modern techniques are less invasive, using tiny cameras called laparoscopes to provide a view of the stomach. With the help of the laparoscope, surgeons can then insert the tools they need to use into tiny incisions, which heal faster, resulting in shorter inpatient stays and less pain.

What should I expect from a gastric bypass procedure?

When you choose to undergo a gastric bypass operation, expect a lengthy process of preparation before you reach the operating theatre. Diet is an important part of the process. Shortly before the operation, expect to be required to follow a diet that is designed to reduce fat deposits around the stomach and liver.

For a brief period following surgery, a purely liquid diet is essential. After that, patients need to gradually adapt their food intake to suit their restricted stomach capacity and recovery process. The stages in this diet will be clearly laid-out by your specialists and vary from patient to patient.

During the surgery itself, patients will be placed under general anaesthetic. Recovery times vary, but will be much shorter if a laparoscopic technique is used. In any case, the healing process usually lasts 3-5 weeks, and most patients leave the hospital within 3 days.

What lifestyle changes are involved after a gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass procedures always lead to major lifestyle changes. This is most obvious in the food and drink you consume. You will need to radically reduce the amount that you eat and control the nutrients that you include in your meals.

Gastric bypass patients tend to require higher quantities of vitamins and minerals, generally derived from fresh fruits and vegetables. You are expected to reduce your intake of sugars considerably, while maintaining a high protein intake of 60-100g per day.

The vast majority of patients also need to take multivitamins on a daily basis following their gastric bypass, including the full range of micronutrients, from Vitamin D to Iron and Calcium.

Hydration also becomes vital. Gastric bypass procedures tend to reduce the body's capacity to absorb water, meaning that you should make sure to rehydrate regularly, even if you do not feel thirsty.

Physicians may make additional recommendations, such as avoiding non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), which can inflame the stomach. They will recommend a fitness regime in almost all cases. Although gastric bypasses radically restrict calorie intake, they must be combined with physical activity to maintain weight loss. Most patients change their lifestyles to include gym memberships or increased exercise as a result.

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October 06, 2017

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By far the best experience I've ever had with any doctor, staff, or facility. From beginning to end they were warm courteous and always asking if I needed anything offering me tea or coffee and feeding me with delicious local cuisine's every single time I arrived at this facility for not just my day of operation but for pre-operative and postoperative visits as well. I was put up in a brand-new state-of-the-art stunning hotel that included my breakfasts and I had a taxi pick waiting to pick ...Show more

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March 20, 2019

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I was well looked after by qunomedical even after i arrived back in ireland emma would text me to see how i was feeling and if everythin was ok

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Anonymous, Norway

August 10, 2016

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Die beste persönliche Betreuung, die ich jemals erhalten habe.

Tolle, persönliche Atmosphäre. BesteTechnologie. Die beste persönliche Betreuung, die ich jemals erhalten habe - keine Angst mehr vor dem Zahnarzt. Deshalb werde ich jetzt jedes Jahr nach Krakau für die Vorsorgeuntersuchung reisen und das Land genießen. Kein anderer Zahnarzt!

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Alberto V., Italy

July 30, 2020

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I have to say all the staff was very kind to me.

I have to say all the staff was very kind to me. After the first visit, the staff explained to me step by step the plan of therapy, everything was clear to me. I decided to start with the work and by now I am very satisfied.

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Markus, Germany

September 07, 2018

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Everything worked as planned. The information about the varios stages of treatment during procedure could be a little bit better.

Everything worked as planned. Airport transfer, hotel, etc. Facilities were clean and staff was friendly. But communication could be better. The information about the varios stages of treatment during procedure could be a little bit better. Great experience.

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Erika, United Kingdom

February 28, 2017

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The doctor spent a lot of time to ensure that my treatment was what I wanted.

The staff has been very kind. The doctor spent a lot of time to ensure that my treatment was what I wanted. The teeth look very natural. (I had all my teeth either crowned or veneered in porcelain) I have been ensured that if I have any problems in the future, I can return anytime and the staff will endeavour to make sure that I go home happy and satisfied. Thank you all so much.

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March 05, 2020

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January 20, 2020

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February 19, 2019

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June 11, 2018

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Jetzt arbeite ich und niemand hat bemerkt, dass ich operiert wurde. Sehr empfehlenswert.

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March 16, 2020

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Only anaesthesia part was painful and the overall treatment was good.

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July 15, 2019

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January 07, 2019

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January 16, 2020

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August 05, 2016

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Christoffel W., Netherlands

March 22, 2017

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Die Operation verlief reibungslos und das Hotel war toll.

Der Transport war sehr gut, der Prozess auch, jedoch wurde ich am Tag nach der Operation (ein Sonntag) nicht abgeholt und bin deshalb zum Krankenhaus gelaufen, aber das war keine große Sache. Die Anlage (Hotel) war toll. Die Operation verlief reibungslos, aber gab mir ein bisschen einen unorganisierten Eindruck, da alle Helfer die ganze Zeit herumliefen. Außerdem weiß ich nicht, was das PRP Verfahren ist und ob und wann dieses umgesetzt wurde, da nur ein Röhrchen Blut entnommen wurde. Junom...Show more

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Limoli S., Germany

October 24, 2018

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Gut gelaufen!

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Tracey, United States

February 07, 2017

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My treatment was better than at home

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February 19, 2019

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