Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass surgery is also known as Bariatric Surgery or weight-loss surgery. It is a surgical procedure that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.
Olivia
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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Unread post by Olivia » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:13 pm

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass surgery also known as “Roux-en-Y” gastric bypass is a weight-loss surgery. It is a surgical procedure that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.

In a gastric bypass, a surgeon creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach. This pouch becomes the new stomach. Surgeons then connect the pouch to the middle part of the small intestine, bypassing the upper part of the small intestine.

After the surgery, the stomach pouch holds a lot less food than a normal-sized stomach. A person will eat less, feel full sooner, and be less hungry. And fewer calories and nutrients are absorbed because the small intestine is shorter.

  • Your surgeon will use staples to divide your stomach into a small upper section and a larger bottom section and make the large surgical cut to open up your belly. The top part of your stomach (called the pouch) is where the food you eat will go. The pouch is about the size of a walnut. It holds only about 1 ounce of food. Because of this you will eat less and lose weight.
  • Then your surgeon will connect a small part of your small intestine to a small hole in your pouch. The surgeon uses the tiny camera for this surgery, called a laparoscope. The food you eat will now travel from the pouch into this new opening into your small intestine. Due to this, your body will absorb fewer calories.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost
India is the most preferable destination for patients who are looking for low cost obesity surgery. The cost of the obesity surgery in India is typically a fraction of the cost for the same procedure and care in the US and other developed countries. The cost can vary depending on type of surgery and other medical conditions of a patient.

USA $23,000
UK $18,500
India $5,000
Thailand $7,500
Singapore $9,000
Malasiya $8,200
Costa Rica $11,000
Mexico $14,000

The cost of the Gastric Bypass surgery in India is typically a fraction of the cost for the same procedure and care in the US and other developed countries. However, low costs does not mean that the hospitals compromise with the quality of medical treatment.

Gastric Bypass Surgery in India is a great option to a medical tourist from abroad. The hospitals for gastric bypass in India offer attractive packages to medical tourists, which enables them to save thousands of dollars. These packages include gastric sleeve cost, and all the costs that a foreign medical traveller would otherwise incur including boarding, hotel booking, travelling accommodation and food costs.

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24 year old | gasttric Surgery

Unread post by Sofia » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:11 pm

I’ve been overweight since I was born (5.2kg! My mother still complains to this day). So I’ve sort of been used to being the bigger person throughout my whole entire life, but I had ballooned over the past 5 years to 158kg. I had been considering getting bariatric surgery for years now but I’m finally at the stage where I can afford to do so. At this point when I’m starting out in a finance career, no matter what I do, I can’t seem professional when I’m this overweight. I’ve got my surgery scheduled now for Jan 2018.

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Re: Gastric Bypass Surgery

Unread post by Iminathi » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:57 pm

I had a phone consultation with my surgeon and it was pretty useful. When I went for the initial consultation, I had opted for a Gastric Sleeve, however over the past few months I had debated if it really is the best option for me. Portions aren’t a problem for me, my demon has been sugar. So after talking a while, with my age, ‘demon’, and excess weight to lose, we decided it’s best to go for the Bypass.

It really hit home for me when I was speaking to the surgeon that after all these years (literally my whole life), I was drastically going to change. And the change itself doesn’t just come about by the surgery, it’s the life changes that have to happen before and during for it to be successful, and those that come about as a result of the success.

As I embark on a three week long VERY low calorie diet soon, I thought to write down some things that I will gain as a result of the hard work that is to come.

• I’d be able to shop in stores everyone shops in and not have to go to the ‘curve’ section that is hidden away from the rest of the store.
• Flying will be much MUCH more enjoyable when you don’t have to signal an air hostess to bring you a belt extension as the standard size doesn’t fit.
• I will be able to sit in booths with tables.
• I will not need to let a receptionist prepare a have a wider chair whenever I have a board meeting to attend.
• I won’t be accidentally brushing cutlery off someone else’s table as I walk past in a restaurant.

There will be so many things that I will be gaining by losing this weight

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Re: Gastric Bypass Surgery

Unread post by Sofia » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:03 pm

I have started my pre-op diet.
I made the payment today and immediately felt broke.
But I took these pictures today because I had never taken pictures like these before. To log the difference pre and post op.
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Talk with the surgeon

Unread post by Leilani cox » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:51 pm

I had a phone consultation with my surgeon and it was pretty useful. When I went for the initial consultation, I had opted for a Gastric Sleeve, however over the past few months I had debated if it really is the best option for me. Portions aren’t a problem for me, my demon has been sugar. So after talking a while, with my age, ‘demon’, and excess weight to lose, we decided it’s best to go for the Bypass.

It really hit home for me when I was speaking to the surgeon that after all these years (literally my whole life), I was drastically going to change. And the change itself doesn’t just come about by the surgery, it’s the life changes that have to happen before and during for it to be successful, and those that come about as a result of the success.

As I embark on a three week long VERY low calorie diet soon, I thought to write down some things that I will gain as a result of the hard work that is to come.

• I’d be able to shop in stores everyone shops in and not have to go to the ‘curve’ section that is hidden away from the rest of the store.
• Flying will be much MUCH more enjoyable when you don’t have to signal an air hostess to bring you a belt extension as the standard size doesn’t fit.
• I will be able to sit in booths with tables.
• I will not need to let a receptionist prepare a have a wider chair whenever I have a board meeting to attend.
• I won’t be accidentally brushing cutlery off someone else’s table as I walk past in a restaurant.

There will be so many things that I will be gaining by losing this weight

Sofia
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Pre Operative Assessment

Unread post by Sofia » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:02 pm

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I went to the hospital where I’ll be having my Gastric Bypass in over a week.
The pre op diet has been a pain.
I had some solid food here and there which worries me that I’m not as disciplined as I should be at this stage.
My current weight. 155.0kg
At a height of 162.8cm, that brings my BMI to 58.5.
I had along hard talk with the nurse and talking about everything was really helpful but also made me realise that I’m very close now. I recently broke up with my partner of 2 years mainly due to my not being comfortable with myself as I am right now. And while that depressive state led me to gain more weight, it also made me come to the decision of having this surgery done. I talked to a friend of mine who underwent the same surgery last year and had dropped 90kg in the past 12 months. She has been really helpful in preparing me mentally for things that will change. My ECG showed sinus tachycardia which isn’t particularly terrible, but it certainly is worrying. Hopefully my blood results come out soon just to clear me well enough for surgery.

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Re: Gastric Bypass Surgery

Unread post by Sofia » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:42 pm

The scales are frightening.
I hadn’t lost as much weight as I had expected to, so when I saw Mr Mandeep yesterday, we had to agree that he may to go with the Sleeve if a Bypass was impossible. Went into theatre and lied down and that’s all I remember. I woke up to some excruciating pain but was all taken care of immediately.

Mr Mandeep came to talk to me this morning, Said that surprisingly most of my fat is on the outside of my body, not around the organs so they proceeded with the bypass as they had planned.
The Lord’s mercies see no end. And now as I lie here slightly week on an IV drip, I can’t begin to think how thankful I am that I had a chance to have this lifesaving operation. The scars are funny, but I’m not in as much pain as I was in the morning

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Sofia
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It’s a hard process.

Unread post by Sofia » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:53 pm

I think I tried to prepare myself for life post-op as much as possible but it’s nothing really like I thought. After the first two days I was no longer in pain. I was discharged after two nights at the hospital.
I’ve had to take deltaparin - a blood thinner injection - for the past week and I’m so glad it’s over because that was the bane of my existence, and I’m not even afraid of needles. But being prodded in the same region twice a day was beginning to become somewhat of a problem. I’m glad I had my mother do the injections because if I had to do them myself, I wouldn’t have.

Then comes the chewable tablets. Got knows those nice pharma guys tried to make them nice to taste but they really aren’t. I look forward to the day when that lifesaving pill isn’t in chewable form anymore, which is a couple of months down the line (I think).

Also no one told me that I’d have to set reminders to eat food, because currently if I’m left to my own devices, I will completely forget to eat. Drinking is also a lot more difficult than before but I just have to think, I’m barely a week post op, there’s not really much that I should expect at this stage. I also don’t tolerate milk as well as I think I should, so I swapped to Almond Milk with my protein powder as that was more tolerable. I’ve got a high protein Skyr yoghurt are slightly dilute with milk as it’s 11g of protein per 100g. That has been the easiest way for me to eat so far. I’ve tried most soups and it’s a blessing I have such wonderful support in my mother who blends them all for me.

I went to watch the Premier of The Crimes of Grindelwald with a friend yesterday which was the first time I had left my house. There was barely any walking involved so I thought I was getting better at things that required activity, however today as I ventured to the store 4 minutes away from me, I was already feeling stitches while in the shop and had to take a few minutes to settle myself down. It might be in my lack of eating the food I used to, but I’m tired all the time. I’ve already spent 2/3 weeks Of Holiday from work, and I’m a bit concerned I may not be well enough to return to work without taking additional leave.

Maybe this is a little more detail than necessary, but I just thought if someone wondered across my review one day and was curious as to what it may be like, I’d try to give them an idea.

So far my scars are healing well, but there is one very important thing I haven’t done - I have yet to weigh myself.

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Sofia
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It doesn’t get any easier

Unread post by Sofia » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:46 am

It’s almost been 3 months since I had my operation and things really don’t get any easier. Your body and eating habits suddenly don’t change just because your stomach has, they are all things you have to work at in your own. At first it was hard to stay hydrated but it has progressively gotten easier. However since my new stomach has healed now, the nausea I used to get from eating is gone, which is both a good and a bad thing.
I feel like I went through to the soft foods phase earlier than most people did? Which is probably why I haven’t lost as much weight as I would have liked to. But it’s going down, slowly but it’s going in the right direction. This picture of me a year ago at work popped up on my snapchat memories and made me realise that yeah, things are changing, albeit slow. Just need to work harder.

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