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Gastric Bypass

One of the most common weight loss surgery is Gastric Bypass Surgery. It is one of the very effective long term weight-loss surgeries. In weight loss surgery procedures Gastric bypass surgery is widely considered to be the gold standard. With few small incisions instead of a single large cut this procedure is done laparoscopically nowadays. This procedure is called as Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery when done laparoscopically or minimally invasive Gastric Bypass Surgery. Shorter hospital stay, less scarring, quicker recovery etc are the several benefits with this surgery.

The size of the stomach is made smaller in a Gastric bypass surgery. To allow the food to bypass a part of the small intestine is the main objective here.

In a gastric bypass surgery with the help of staples a small stomach pouch is created that helps in restricting the intake of the food. In addition to this other portions bypasses are the upper portion of the small intestine and the rest of the stomach. For the food to directly enter the middle section of the small intestine this makes a way. This leads to mal- absorption of consumed food. Also fewer calories are absorbed by the body with Bypassing part of the intestine. Gradually this leads to weight loss.

Several variations of the procedure are possible through the way in which the intestines are reconnected. a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most common gastric bypass surgery.

There are certain criteria for a person to go for a Gastric Bypass Surgery. When all the conservative methods fail a surgery is a last resort to attain weight-loss. The doctor does a detailed medical history taking and physical examination. The patient is explained all the pros and cons of the surgery .The person has to be:
  • Of above 40 Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Age between 18 and 55 years
  • for more than one year No benefit from conservative methods like dietary or weight-loss drug therapy
  • History of obesity (generally 5 years or more)
  • For the required long term success Willingness to comply with the substantial lifelong dietary restrictions.
  • Clear understanding of the procedure, risks associated and benefits
A person may turn out be a poor candidate for a gastric bypass surgery, if he/she is expected to have
  • An unreasonable risk
  • Untreated glandular diseases such as hypothyroidism, Inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as ulcers, esophagitis or Crohn's disease, severe cardiopulmonary diseases
  • In general, dependency on alcohol or drugs or emotional instability & other conditions which may make them poor surgical candidates.

Benefits

The risks of gastric bypass can be ignored to the benefits in most cases. a person can lose up to 80% of their excess weight From a gastric bypass surgery and can improve or resolve most comorbidities (diseases associated with obesity) including type-2 Diabetes, high Blood Pressure, high Cholesterol , sleep Apnea, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, reflux, fatigue, shortness of breath and an overall increased sense of well-being. A significant reduction is expected in risks of heart disease, pulmonary disease and cancers. Depending on their age and co morbid problems morbid obesity can reduce the lifespan as much as 20% in a given patient. In patients who have undergone gastric bypass procedure for weight loss there is also a significantly improved quality of life and self-esteem.

Risks

Like any other surgeries After the Gastric surgery certain complications or any disease can arise out of it. But with the advancement in research, technology and expertise these risks have gradually decreased over a period of time. Before the surgery the doctor would clearly explain the associated risks to the patient.

Some of the risks associated with a gastric bypass surgery are Blood clots, pressure sores (or bed sores) lung problems, anemia, poor nutrition, vomiting due to overeating , Leakage through the staples that were used in the surgery, break down of pouch, Gastritis, stomach ulcers or heartburn.


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Inclusions

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  • Hospital Stay in a Private Room as indicated above. One attendant can stay with the patient.
  • Nursing & Diet charges.
  • Routine lab tests
  • Admitting Consultant's visit charges
  • Surgeon’s Fees and OT Charges

Exclusions

  • Hospital stay after the said period.
  • Visit charges after the said period.
  • Cross consultations, if any.
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