Gastric bypass

Affordable Private Gastric Bypass Surgery Abroad Avoiding NHS Waiting Time

Affordable gastric bypass surgery in private clinic abroadThe gastric bypass surgery is considered the “gold standard” for weight-loss surgery by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health. Gastric bypass surgery works by restricting food intake and by decreasing the absorption of food. Food intake is limited by a small pouch that is similar in size to the adjustable gastric band. In addition, absorption of food in the digestive tract is reduced by excluding most of the stomach, duodenum, and upper intestine from contact with food by routing food directly from the pouch into the small intestine. Gastric bypass surgery can be performed abroad where the prices will be lower and there will not be a long NHS waiting list. The treatment abroad is more recommended as it will cost you less although the standards are just as high.

The gastric bypass surgery in private clinic abroad is usually performed laparoscopically, it involves making five to six small incisions in the abdomen through which a small scope connected to a video camera and surgical tools are inserted. The surgeon staples the top portion of the stomach so it is separated from the bottom to create a small stomach pouch. This small pouch restricts food intake. A section of the small intestine called the jejunum is then attached to the small stomach pouch permitting food to bypass the lower stomach, the duodenum. This gastric bypass  reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs, called malabsorption.

Advantages of gastric bypass surgery abroad

– Average weight loss after the gastric bypass surgery is generally higher if you rigorously follow instructions than with other restrictive treatments.
– A year after surgery, weight loss averages 77 percent of excess body weight.
– Studies show that after 10 to 14 years, 50 percent to 60 percent of excess body weight loss is maintained by some patients.
– A study* of 500 patients, conducted in 2000, showed that 96 percent of certain health conditions — including back pain, sleep apnoea, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression — were improved or resolved.

Disadvantages of gastric bypass surgery abroad

– Because the duodenum is bypassed, poor absorption of iron and calcium can result in the lowering of total body iron, which may result in iron deficiency anaemia. Metabolic bone disease has also occurred in some patients. These can be managed through proper diet and vitamin supplements.
– Chronic anaemia due to Vitamin B12 deficiency may occur. This problem usually can be managed with Vitamin B12 pills or injections.
– A condition known as “dumping syndrome” can occur as the result of rapid emptying of stomach contents into the small intestine. This is sometimes triggered when too much sugar or large amounts of food are consumed.
– In some cases, the treatment’s effectiveness may lessen if the stomach pouch is stretched or if it is initially left larger than 15 to 30 cubic centimetres.
– The bypassed portion of the stomach, duodenum and segments of the small intestine cannot be easily visualized using X-ray or endoscopy if problems such as ulcers, bleeding or malignancy occur.

Gastric bypass surgery abroad can be covered by NHS and can be refunded, if gastric bypass surgery is received in a private clinic abroad. Gastric bypass abroad could be alternative you can afford.

Now NHS allows you to jump the NHS queue for gastric bypass surgery, by reimbursing costs of treatment, if you receive gastric bypass surgery in private treatment abroad.

It is possible to receive gastric bypass pre treatment and after treatment consultation in London.

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