Gastric bypass or Roux-en-Y is a surgical approach to lose weight. This surgery is considered as one of the frequent bariatric surgeries among people. Gastric bypass is recommended when weight loss cannot be gained through other medical prescriptions like diet or exercises.
Before stepping into the bypass procedure, you should consult with your surgeon to be confirmed of being eligible for this surgery. You may need to do some laboratory tests. Different assessments of your health and possible medical conditions will be done. You should inform your doctor of all your medications and supplementary drugs if there is any. Drugs may cause unexpected bleeding or clotting during the surgery. You should also stop smoking prior to surgery. The surgery takes about 3 hours and the relevant steps include:
- General anesthesia
- The incision on the abdomen through an open or laparoscopic technique
- Punching the stomach approximately in the size of a walnut
You should have the following conditions to be considered for weight loss surgeries including gastric bypass.
•You should have extreme obesity or your body mass index (BMI) should be higher than 40
•Your BMI should be between 35 to 39.9 with a serious health problem related to your weight, like hypertension, Diabetes type II, sleep apnea. However, in some cases due to weight-based problems in health, even with a BMI of 30 to 34, you may be included for gastric-bypass surgery.
It is noteworthy that you should maintain your weight loss diet after the surgery. Because if you do not follow the medical orders you will gain weight. So, lifestyle should be based on medical precautions. Permanent healthy weight needs to have persistant change in your lifestyle including activity and exercise.
- It is notable that Individual leaflets based on the patient/client plan will be offered to you including instructions for before and after the procedure and also upcoming follow-up. During your stay in Iran, you will be fully supported by Exon's English and Arabic translation team, who will be happy to assist you with any concerns or queries that arise.
This surgery is often considered a safe intervention in comparison with other elective surgeries.
Note: The content of this package is designed and prepared by the Medical team of Exon Health Paradise Co.It is noteworthy that this package is informative and cannot substitute the prescription or recommended medical advice of your specialist.