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Gastric Bypass surgery

One of the most sort after weight loss procedure is the Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass. The patient tends to lose up to 60% - 80% of weight post-surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is predominantly a malabsorptive procedure where not only is the size of the stomach reduced considerably to reduce the intake of food, but part of the intestine is also bypassed to curtail the absorption of calories and nutrients. Therefore, subsequently massive weight is lost.

image showing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNY) bariatric surgery procedure

As roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery is a complex procedure a dedicated team of surgeons and other medical personnel’s is required to receive the best possible outcome.


Candidates:

If you are an adult between the ages of 18 to 60 and have a BMI above 35, you could elect to undergo roux-en-y gastric bypass. However, it is to be noted that Gastric bypass surgery is not an easy fix for obesity. A healthy lifestyle with necessary dietary amendments and regular exercise is required for the success of the surgery.


Procedure:

Gastric bypass surgery is divided into two phases. First phase is dividing the stomach into two sections, meaning, the upper portion where the consumed food goes is modified to the size of a cup while the larger portion is separated using staples.

The second phase is that of bypassing. Here, the upper stomach is detoured around the first part of duodenum to connect with the small intestine (jejunum). Thus, the small amount of food that you intake evades a larger portion of the stomach and small intestine, resulting in absorption of lesser calories.

Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass can be performed laparoscopically (i.e. by using a tiny camera called laparoscope) or as an open surgery (i.e. by making a large surgical incision to reveal the stomach). Laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery is majorly preferred over open surgery as it is minimal invasive, lesser downtime and faster recovery.

Under general anaesthesia for Laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon makes 4-6 small incisions and inserts a laparoscope inside the stomach to aid him in better visibility of the innards through the connected monitor.


Recovery:

The average stay in the hospital is between 4-6 days, during which you will be medically monitored 24X7 with complete nursing care. It is normal to experience pain and slight discomfort post Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass, nonetheless pain medications shall be administered to curb the soreness and pain.

There will be a customised diet plan prepared by our dieticians for you. Separate diet for each week will be suggested starting from pureed food and liquids; and gradually involving solid food in the diet.


Results:

Roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery results in drastic loss of weight along with improvement in health. Co-morbidities like hypertension, type II diabetes mellitus, asthma, sleep apnea, arthritis, GERD, fatty liver disease & even problems like depression are resolves post-surgery. Thus, the procedure helps in bringing about massive change in the patients help as well as in lifestyle.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery has suggested that Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery helps in dramatic improvement in all vital systems of human body, including Cardio vascular, Endocrinal, Pulmonary, Digestive, Musculoskeletal & other systems of body.


Time & Cost:

It takes about 2-4 hours for the completion of the entire gastric bypass weight loss procedure. Minimum of 4-5 days stay in the hospital is a must to monitor the recuperation procedure. Complete rest for almost a week is necessary after which trivial minor routines can be resumed. You are allowed to fly back to your home country after 10 days, however, you must be cautious not to exert or strain yourself too much. After 6-8 weeks of recovery and light movements, you could resume all other heavy exercises and activities.

The all-inclusive cost of bypass surgery in India starts from USD 6500. IndiCure assorts some of the most expert surgical team and world class hospitals for you to undertake your surgery. The cost varies based on the city, surgeon and facility that you choose.

For further details and a specific approximation of the quote for the surgery, we encourage you to fill in the Obesity Questionnaire.