What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
It is a surgical technique to rearrange and attach small intestine to the already cut stomach into a small viable segment and a large remnant.
How much does Gastric Bypass Surgery cost?
This is an expensive procedure and may cost depends on the type of procedure done. On an average the surgery costs Rs.3,00,000 to Rs.5,00,000
Right specialists type for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
A general surgeon or a bariatric surgeon
Is Gastric Bypass Surgery painful?
It is a major procedure and is done under general anesthesia.
Post-procedure discomfort is met with pain killers.
Is Gastric Bypass Surgery covered by insurance?
It depends on type and company of insurance opted.
Is Gastric Bypass Surgery permanent?
Yes, when done correct, the surgery can provide long term weight loss.
Is Gastric Bypass Surgery right for me?
It depends on patient’s BMI , your accompanying health issues because of obesity.
Is Gastric Bypass Surgery reversible?
Only adjustable gastric band can be reversed. None of the other surgical procedures can be reversed under gastric bypass.
What are the complications/risks associated with Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Following may be noted:
Infection and bleeding
Stricture at the anastomosis site
Ulcer at the anastomosis site
Leakage at anastomosis site
Gall bladder stones
What is stomach bypass surgery?
It is a synonym for gastric bypass surgery and has the same procedural details.
What happens after gastric bypass surgery?
Post the surgery, the following may be advised:
How long is gastric bypass surgery recovery?
Depending upon the type of gastric bypass surgery done and comorbidities, it may take from 2 weeks to 4 weeks.
How does gastric bypass surgery work?
Since there is a small stomach that is directly attached to the small intestine, the appetite of the patient is curbed and results in rapid weight loss.
How gastric bypass surgery is done?
In simpler words, the stomach is cut into a small pouch and a long remnant pouch. The small intestine is then cut and attached to both ends.
How does gastric bypass surgery cure diabetes?
Since the food is rapidly passed to the small intestine, it becomes an important area for the use of glucose and blood glucose is automatically lowered then.
Is gastric bypass surgery safe?
All care is taken to do an aseptic procedure to minimize the post-surgery side effects. The outcome will vary from patient to patient.
How to get gastric bypass surgery?
Meet a general surgeon and discuss your obesity and medical issues associated with it. Treatment can be charted, that may include the surgery.