Gastric Bypass Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Gastric Bypass Surgery to foreign patients.
HM Hospitales Contact HM Hospitales
Hospital Group, Spain
HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.
Prices
Gastric Bypassupon request
Liv Hospital Contact Liv Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The first in a brand new chain of ultra-modern hospitals, opened in January 2013, LIV hospital focuses on foreign patients, and tries to provide a complete and comprehensive service by a dedicated international team.
Prices
Gastric Bypass14,100 US$
Vithas Xanit International Hospital Contact Vithas Xanit International Hospital
Private Hospital, Spain
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.
Prices
Gastric Bypass19,900 US$
Listed bariatric surgeon:
Dr. Norberto Gandara Adan
Dr. Norberto Gandara Adan
Head of General Surgery and Digestive Surgery
Sanitas Hospitales Contact Sanitas Hospitales
Sanitas Hospitales, Spain
Sanitas is a hospital group in Spain with two major facilities in Madrid that accommodates all medical specialties.
Prices
Gastric Bypass20,800 US$
Listed bariatric surgeon:
Dr. Pablo Anchustegui
Dr. Pablo Anchustegui
Director of the Bariatric Unit, Head of General Surgery and Digestive System Department, Sanitas La Zarzuela Hospital
Clínica Anglo Americana Contact Clínica Anglo Americana
Private Clinic, Peru
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.
Prices
Gastric Bypassupon request
Medipol Mega Hospital Contact Medipol Mega Hospital
Private Facility and University Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.
Prices
Gastric Bypassupon request
Galenia Hospital Contact Galenia Hospital
Private Hospital, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation   ACI AccreditationACI Accreditation
Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).
Prices
Gastric Bypassupon request
Listed bariatric surgeon:
Dr. Jorge Trevino
Dr. Jorge Trevino
General Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery,
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery and Bariatric
Surgery
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Contact Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern, JCI accredited, full service hospital, established in 2009. Acibadem Maslak is part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group, so international patients are taken care of through the group's International Patient Center.
Prices
Gastric Bypassupon request
4 listed bariatric surgeons:view all >
Prof. Cihan Uras, MD
Prof. Cihan Uras, MD
Professor of General Surgery
Dr. Jesus Arturo Armenta Jasso Contact Dr. Jesus Arturo Armenta Jasso
Gastro & Bariatric Surgeon, Mexico
A Gastointestinal Surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Armenta speaks fluent English and treats many American patients.
Prices
Gastric Bypass - Roux-en-Y9,600 - 11,000 US$
Listed bariatric surgeon:
Dr. Jesús Arturo Armenta Jasso
Dr. Jesús Arturo Armenta Jasso
Gastointestinal Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Sevenhills Hospital Contact Sevenhills Hospital
Private Hospital, India
Prices
Extensive Gastric Bypassupon request
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About Gastric Bypass

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is a weight loss procedure that makes the stomach smaller so it holds less food. Fewer calories are absorbed by the body because the food is no longer processed in the stomach and part of the small intestine.
Gastric bypass surgery is also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

What are the types of Gastric Bypass Surgery?
The most common Gastric Bypass procedures are:
  • Open procedure:
    • The surgeon makes a large cut in the abdomen and performs the bypass through the incision.
    • The surgeon makes the stomach smaller by dividing it into a top pouch with staples.
    • The stomach is then connected to the middle of the small intestine and bypasses the stomach and upper part of the small intestine.
  • Laparoscopic procedure:
    • The surgeon uses a laparoscope through small incisions to guide small instruments in making the bypass.
    • The stomach is made smaller with staples and is then connected to the middle of the small intestine in the same way as the open procedure.

Who is a suitable candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is suitable for people with a BMI of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 or more with a medical condition related to obesity such as diabetes or heart disease.

What are the chances of success with Gastric Bypass Surgery?
According to statistics from the Mayo Clinic, people can lose around one third of their excess weight in one to four years following gastric bypass surgery.
Weight is lost more quickly following surgery and decreases over time.
Sticking to a healthy diet and taking exercise increases the chances of success.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
Gastric bypass surgery takes between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

Days admitted:
Patients are normally admitted for 3 to 5 days following gastric bypass procedure.

Anesthesia:
General anesthesia

Recovery:
Recovery from a gastric bypass surgery procedure generally takes between 4 and 6 weeks.

Risks:
- Damage to the stomach, intestines or other organs.
- Leaking between the staples in the stomach.
- Breakdown of the stomach pouch.
- Nutrition problems from low iron and vitamin levels.
- Gallstones.
- Blood clots.

After care:
- You will only have liquids for the first one to three days following gastric bypass surgery.
- Wear compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis.
- Take over-the-counter pain killers for pain relief.
- You will only be able to eat very small amounts of food following gastric bypass surgery and need to avoid simple sugars such as soft drinks and candy.
- You must chew your food thoroughly when you eat.