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Gastric bypass surgery is done to assist patients with weight loss. The surgery restricts the amount of food you can eat, and the amount of calories that your body absorbs. The surgery is performed on patients who have been unsuccessful losing weight through diet and exercise.

Gastric bypass surgery is considered if:

     •          BMI is greater than 40

     •          Weight is in excess of 100 pounds the recommended weight

     •          BMI is above 35 and an individual has sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes or heart disease

Length of the procedure: 3 hours

Hospital Stay: Most patents are released form care 3-5 days after their procedure.

Recovery before traveling home: Patients seeking gastric bypass through medical tourism can return home within 1 to 2 weeks of their procedure.

Travel Tip: Gastric bypass is a major surgery. Most surgeons recommend that patients wait 2 weeks before returning home. This allows for adequate healing and recovery, along with access to your surgeon should a complication arise.

Procedure Details

Your surgery will begin with the administration of general anesthesia. This surgery can be done in two different ways. It is done through an open incision in the abdomen or through a laparoscopic procedure.

If you have the open procedure the surgeon will make a large incision in your abdomen. If you have the laparoscopic procedure they will make 4 to 6 small incisions in the abdomen, Laparoscopic surgery is not recommended for individuals with heart or lung disease, those who weigh more than 350 pounds or those who have had previous abdominal surgeries.

The steps of gastric bypass are the same whether the stomach is accessed through and open incision or by using a laparoscope. The surgeon makes the stomach smaller by dividing it into two sections using staples. the newly created top section is a small pouch wear the food you eat will go.

After the surgeon creates the food pouch they will connect part of your small intestine to the pouch. This allows the food you eat to bypass the lower part of your stomach and part of your small intestines. This is what helps you absorb less calories.

After the Procedure

After the procedure you will be taken to recovery. Your vitals will be monitored carefully during this time. When you have woken from the surgery and your vitals are stable you will be moved to a regular hospital room.

When you wake from your procedure the staff will ask that you sit up in bed and walk around with assistance. You may have catheters to drain fluid from your bladder and belly. These will be removed within 1 to 3 days of the procedure. You will receive medication to prevent clots and to help control pain.

To be discharged from care you must:

     •          Eat pureed food without vomiting

     •          Move without excessive pain

     •          No longer require IV pain medication

Results

Gastric bypass surgery is very successful for most patients. In fact, most lose between 10 to 20 pounds a month for the first year after the procedure. The majority of patients lose half their extra weight in the first two years. Many see improvements in weight related medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and high cholesterol.

Risks and Complications

As is with any surgery there are risks associated with gastric bypass surgery. The following is a list of the most common risks and complications:

     •          Reaction to anesthesia or medication

     •          Breathing problems

     •          Blood clots

     •          Pulmonary embolism

     •          Heart attack

     •          Stroke

     •          Blood loss

     •          Pneumonia

     •          Stomach injury

     •          Intestinal injury

     •          Organ injury

     •          Stomach leak

     •          Depression

     •          Gallstones

Contact your physician if any of the following occur:

      •          Temperature above 101 degrees

     •          Incision bleeding

     •          Discharge from incision is thick, yellow, green or milky

     •          Incision is red or warm to the touch

     •          Pain uncontrolled by medication

     •          Difficulty breathing

     •          Persistent cough

     •          Loss of appetite or loss of thirst

     •          Skin or eye white turns yellow

     •          Stool is loose or you have diarrhea

     •          Vomiting occurs after you eat

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Almater Hospital SA de CV

Location: Mexicali, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
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Almater Hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in northern Mexico. Located just two hours from San Diego, California, in the vibrant border city of Mexicali, Mexico, Almater Hospital has been providing affo...

 
     
     
 

Apollo Delhi

Location: New Delhi, India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: GAMETE INTRA-FALLOPIAN TRANSFER, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), ... more  

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Doctors Hospital Health System

Location: Nassau, Bahamas  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT (CABG), BREAST AUGMENTATION, ... more  

Doctors Hospital is the best hospital in the Caribbean, as proven by our accreditation by Joint Commission International. Our doctors are at the leading edge of medicine and comprise of over 200 US and UK trained physic...

 
     
     
 

Fortis Healthcare

Location: Haryana, India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), CLOSED HEART / THORACIC SURGERY , CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, ... more  

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. The co...

 
     
     
 

Hospital De Diagnostico

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, ... more  
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Hospital Galenia

Location: Quintana, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST LIFT, BREAST REDUCTION, ... more  

Patients come from the USA, Canada, and around the world to receive high quality and affordable medical care in Mexico. The majority of the patients choose Cancun because of its warm weather, beautiful beaches, and compe...

 
     
     
 

Schneider Regional Medical Center

Location: St. Thomas, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY, ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, ... more  
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Schneider Regional Medical Center is a healthcare system comprised of three facilities operating with one vision: "To be the health care provider of choice to the residents of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean." Schne...

 
     
     
 

Tenet Healthcare

Location: florida, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, NEUROSURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: AORTIC / PULMONARY / MITRAL BALLOON VALVULOPLASTY, AORTIC ROOT SURGERY, CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, ... more  

With its close proximity and world-class healthcare, south Florida has been a preferred destination for patients from the Caribbean and Latin America seeking healthcare outside of their borders. As one of the largest hea...

 
     
     
 

Center for Weight Loss Success, P.C.

Location: Newport News, United States  
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Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, ... more  
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Blossom Bariatrics

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MEDICOVER Hospital

Location: Warszawa, Poland  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST REDUCTION, EYE LID LIFT - BLEPHAROPLASTY, ... more  

Medicover hospital is situated in the heart of Europe, in Warsaw Poland. Medicover Hospital is made up of a caring team of highly-qualified International specialists, world class surgeons & doctors who employ the latest ...

 
     
     
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