Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass is a surgery that helps you lose weight by changing the way your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. This is performed by creating a small pouch out of the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine.
Gastric bypass is one of the most preferred types of bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is recommended for patients who do not see results despite strict diet and exercise, or who have serious health problems caused by being overweight.
The food you swallow will go into this newly created small pouch of the stomach and then directly slip into the small intestine after the gastric bypass operation.
Suitability for a Gastric Bypass Surgery
Patients with high BMI (body Mass Index) may be suitable for a Gastric Bypass Surgery. Your health history needs to be evaluated by your surgeon before making the decision for the surgery. You are a good candidate,if:
1- You are between 16 and 60 years old with a high BMI
2- You have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
3- In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.
4- You are ready to make lifestyle changes including eating habits and cutting down on alcohol consumption.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Results
Gastric bypass can provide you with long-term weight loss. The amount of weight you lose does not only depend on your type of surgery, but also your change in lifestyle habits. In two years, you may expect to lose about 70% of your excess weight.
During the procedure
Gastric bypass is a surgery performed under general anesthesia. Anesthesia will keep you asleep, so you will have comfort during the surgery.
Surgery will be performed laparoscopically, which involves inserting instruments through multiple small incisions in your abdomen. Next step is to open the top of your stomach and seal it off from the rest of your stomach. This will make your stomach hold a very little amount of food when compared to pre-surgery conditions.
After surgery, you will wake up in your recovery room, where our medical staff monitor you in case of any complications.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
After the Gastric bypass surgery, you will not be allowed to have solid food as your stomach and intestines need to heal, you will consume only liquids for a certain period of time. You will have a custom diet plan that will allow you to eat solid foods gradually.
You will then follow a tailored diet plan that changes from liquids to puree foods in time. After that, you can eat soft foods, then move on to more solid foods as your body recovers its ability to tolerate them.
You will have restrictions or limits on how much and what you can eat and drink. Our surgeon will recommend you use vitamin and mineral supplements after the surgery.
Why Voila Gastric Bypass ?
A straightforward answer to this question is your safety, we make sure you are safe from the beginning of your journey to your farewell and even when you get back home. And of course amazing patient results! Patient experiences that you may find through online reviews will also give you an idea of what makes Voila Gastric Bypass outstanding.
As the Voila health care team, we will ensure that you have gone through all the necessary health checkups before your surgery, and always be there for you during recovery to ensure you feel your best the whole time.
Aftercare is as important as the surgery itself when it comes to boosting the effects of the procedure.
Make sure you keep yourself propped up with multiple pillows while lying down or sleeping.
Swelling is expected but it will start to go down after day 2 and 3, which are the most challenging. If necessary, your doctor may prescribe you painkillers.
Patience is key. A better you is on the way!