Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Indications

Gastric bypass helps to limit dietary intake, it also reduces digestion of food and helps to change the relationship with food. The bypass mainly concerns BMIs greater than 45, with a rather sweet diet, without fixed schedules.

Mode of action of gastric bypass operation

The intervention of the gastric bypass involves reducing the volume of the stomach and modifying the food circuit. The food does not pass through the stomach and the upper part of the digestive tract, it goes directly into the middle part of the small intestine.

Result of gastric bypass

The bypass must lead to a very important weight loss of the order of 5 kg per month, during the first 6 months, then a weight loss of 2 to 4 kg per month.

According to scientific data, the bypass makes – on average – 70% of excess weight lost in 1 year.

What are the risks of bariatric surgery?

Some of the risks of bariatric surgery include:

  • Oral supplementation with vitamins and trace elements is essential.
  • Bleeding
  • Leaks, infections,
  • Mortality associated with breathing failure, blood clots or problems with the bypass procedure
  • Pulmonary embolism.

In addition to the surgery itself, your physical condition and health affect your risk. About 10 to 20% of patients who have had an operation to lose weight may require new operations. Discuss the potential risks of the operation with your surgeon.

Hospitalization and gastric Bypass tariff in Tunisia

The duration of hospitalization is 4 to 5 nights for optimal monitoring.

For obvious reasons of security, the duration of the stay will be imposed, namely 9 days / 8 nights on the Tunisian territory. Deadline to make sure you can go home safely.

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