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.
My doctor has suggested that I have gastric bypass surgery. I cannot afford the procedure in the United States. My doctor has suggested I go to India for the procedure. Can anyone give me information on doctors and hospitals in Dehli? I also need to know about the hotels in Dehli so I can pick an appropriate lodging for after the surgery. There are organizations here that help to arrange the whole trip but it is sometimes difficult to know who is trustworthy. I appreciate any help anyone can give me.
I had the lap band placed in 2012, with initial weight loss of approximately 60 pounds. At the time of surgery I weighed 375 pounds. Thus, my lowest weight with the lap band was 315. I have gained back up to 375 pounds. I am now seriously considering a revision to gastric bypass as I am learning this is the best procedure/tool for substantial and long-term health benefits. Has anyone had this revision? Thanks-
I had Gastric Bypass Surgery at New Delhi, India on May 29th of this year and it honestly saved my life. I was 337 pounds, on the verge of high BP, had joint problems, anxiety, depression and did not have a good quality of life. Since pre-op, I have lost down to 267 pounds and feel fantastic!!!
I have had a revision done but I had not had a band placed before. I had my stomach "stapled" or what was called vertical banded gastroplasty back 28 years ago. I was probably about 350 lbs and I did ok and lost about 100 initially but then I gained it all back and then some. The revision is a bit more costly and a bit more involved (at least it was for mine) but I was still able to have mine laparoscopically with 6 small incisions. (I had it on Dec. 16th, 2015) and I'm doing well. The only additional thing my surgeon does for his revision patients is he puts a feeding tube in for 1 month because he said that the chance of leaks for a normally RYGB patient is only about 1% and with a revision is jumps to about 10% so he likes to have the feeding tube just in case I would have a leak and would not be able to eat, he said it's better to feed thru a feeding tube than IV. Good luck