Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery
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It is a type of bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery designed to prevent absorption of calories from diet. It also serves to reduce your food intake. The Gastric Bypass Surgery is redirecting the intestine to a smaller part of stomach, which results in quick saturation during food intake. The patient needs to get accustomed to the newly adopted food habit; rapid weight loss occurs during the first 3-6 months and then the process continues in a slower rate up to 18 months. Around 75% of the excess fat can be reduced in this way. Silverline Hospital has been helping more and more men and women to lose weight through Gastric Bypass Surgery. Our doctors are not only experienced and expert at handling this method, they are also caring and cooperative. The patients are given thorough guidance and consultancy about the benefits and risk factors of the method, before they choose to go for the treatment.

How is it done?

The bariatric surgeon will create a small stomach pouch to curb food intake, by stapling a portion of the stomach. Then, a Y-shaped part of the small intestine is attached to this stomach pouch so that food can bypass most of the small intestine and goes straight into the initial portion of the jejunum. The bypass of the small intestine decreases the absorption of food and nutrients. This technique significantly restrict food intake and reduce hunger to promote healthy weight loss. Most of the weight loss is evident within 6 months from surgery.

Complications of Gastric Bypass

It’s important to discuss the complications of Gastric Bypass surgery with the bariatric surgeon so that you can make an informed decision about whether to have the procedure. Gastric bypass is relatively a safe bariatric procedure but there are theoretical short and long-term risks. Immediate gastric bypass risks include anesthesia complications, bleeding from staple line, infection, bowel obstruction and leakage from the staple lines. Long term risks include nutritional deficiencies, weight regain, gastroesophageal reflux disease and psychological problems. The complication rate is generally considered to be less than 0.5 %.

Recovery

Post gastric bypass surgery, most patients spend two to three days in the hospital. On average, most people require one to two weeks of recovery before returning to normal activities. For a few days following surgery your abdomen will be swollen and sore, and you are likely to feel some discomfort. Our team of doctors can prescribe medications to help you manage this discomfort.

 

How Much Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost at Silverline Hospital?

The cost of gastric bypass surgery in India is comparatively lower than in advanced countries. Among the bariatric hospitals in India Silverline hospital is renowned for its quality of healthcare service.

 

Gastric Bypass Surgery - 6600 USD

Costs includes:

•             Anesthesiologist's fee

•             Surgical assistant's fee

•             Device fees

•             Consultant fees

•             Laboratory Charges while in hospital

•             Pharmacy charges while in hospital

•             Deluxe room charges

•             Physiotherapy Charges

 

Additional costs may include:

•             Pre-operative investigation

•             Cafeteria charges

•             Pharmacy bills after discharge