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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass is surgical procedure that helps you to lose weight by changing the way your stomach and small intestine handle the food you intake. It is one of the oldest type of bariatric procedure and is one of the final treatment option one can choose to combat overweight issues. The results of this procedure are very immediate, long lasting and promising especially when it is combined with a balanced and unrelenting lifestyle modifications. Surgery involves creating a small stomach pouch & rerouting the small intestines. To elaborate, Gastric Bypass is a type of weight loss surgery that involves shrinking the size of your stomach and making the digestive system shorter. In this procedure, the entire stomach is divided into-

  • A small upper pouch
  • A larger residual pouch and
  • Arrangement of small intestine in such way that both pouches of stomach should stay connected to it.

After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller and you will feel full with less amount of food since the food you intake will not go in some parts of your stomach and small intestine which is responsible for absorption of food. Thus, your body will not get all the calories from the food you at resulting in significant weight loss.

Types of Gastric Bypass Surgery

There are two types of gastric bypass procedures. All of them are meant to either bypass the small intestine or reduce stomach size or both. The expert doctor will help you to determine which type of surgery is best for you based on the medical history and weight loss goals.

All gastric bypass procedures are mal-absorptive type of weight loss procedure. It can be a combination of mal-absorptive and restrictive type of weight loss surgery. Enlisted below the two main types of Gastric Bypass Surgery.

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
    Roux-en-Y is the most common type of gastric bypass surgery. The procedure involves stapling the stomach to create a small pouch that holds less food. Also, the surgeon shapes a portion of the small intestine into a "Y" Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure results in:
    • Limiting the Food absorption
    • Restricting food intake
    • Immediate and Long lasting Weight loss
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion Gastric Bypass (Extensive Gastric Bypass)
    Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is a less common procedure. Biliopancreatic diversion is different and more intricate than Roux-en-Y in the following ways:
    • It is primarily mal-absorptive procedure which intends to limit the absorption of the food you eat.
    • It Involves the removal of part of the lower stomach
    • It is typically reserved for patients that are severely obese, with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 50.

Are you a Candidate?

In general, gastric bypass could be an option for you if:

  • Efforts to lose weight with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful
  • Body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher
  • Patient have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea


Gastric Bypass Surgery involves creating a small stomach pouch and re-routing the small intestine. This procedure is done under general anaesthesia and is usually completed in two main steps

  • The first step is to make the stomach smaller. This is done by dividing your stomach into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. The small upper portion of the stomach almost a size of a walnut. The food you eat will be accumulated in this pouch which will hold only about an ounce of a food. Because of this you would eat less resulting in weight loss.

  • The second step is to create a bypass. The surgeon then connects the jejunum-which is a small part of your small intestine to small stomach pouch thus bypassing the remaining stomach and upper portion of the small intestine. The food you eat will now travel through the small stomach pouch to your small intestine resulting in absorption of lesser calories.

Expected Results

In gastric bypass, most patients can expect to lose 60 to 70 percent of their excess weight within the first year. For example, if you are 100 pounds overweight, you can expect to lose 60 to 70 pounds or more in the first year. The majority can expect to maintain their weight loss for longer run. Most patients experience significant improvement or complete resolution of their obesity-related medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and sleep apnea etc. All these factors also helps to increase self-esteem and improve quality of life.

In addition, to achieve and maintain successful weight loss it is crucial that the patients must follow the program guidelines and modify their lifestyles and eating habits post-surgery.

Recovery Timeline

Gastric Bypass is a laparoscopic procedure, which means there is no major cut on the patient’s body and is just done through few small incisions on the abdomen. This results is speedy recovery. Patient would need to stay at the hospital for 2 to 3 days, and can resume the normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks.

After surgery, most patients may return to work in one or two weeks. Your surgeon will give you clear instructions and guidelines to be followed post-surgery which you will need to follow for better and long-lasting outcomes.

Cost for Gastric Bypass Surgery

SNo Name of Procedure Cost in India (USD)
1 Comprehensive Evaluation and Investigation 500 - 800
2 Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass 6800 - 8200
3 Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Gastric Bypass 6800 - 8200

Why MedicoExperts?

At MedicoExperts, we understand the significance of your health, well-being and privacy. Our aim is to provide you the best experience for your Gastric Bypass Surgery at our top associate hospitals in India. Your confidentiality and privacy of your identity are our ethics and is our responsibility. For your privacy and protection, we maintain a strict non-disclosure policy. We understand that while you choose to travel abroad for your Gastric Bypass Surgery, you would surely look for positive results, comfort and confidentiality.

We would also provide you end to end assistance for your medical trip to India and shall provide complete solution for your Gastric Bypass Surgery - right from assisting you with the visa, hotel arrangements, airport pick up and drop, inland transfers, money exchange or sight-seeing and all other concierge services. We thus assure you hassle-free arrangements for evaluations, surgery, recuperation, stay and travel in India.

For more information and getting a tailor made treatment plan for your Gastric Bypass Surgery in India, please mail us your details and medical history at enquiry@medicoexperts.com.

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