Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass is performed for various reasons like morbid obesity, hypertension, and type II diabetes mellitus. The other medical conditions for which gastric bypass surgery is recommended are coronary heart disease and obstructive sleep apnea. However, this surgical procedure is mainly performed to help in weight loss. This consequently improves health of patients suffering from coronary artery disease and other medical conditions resulting from morbid obesity. There are two main types of gastric bypass surgery procedures today. Let us try to understand how gastric bypass is done.
The two types of gastric bypass surgery are: Open gastric bypass and laparoscopic-assisted gastric bypass.
Open Gastric Bypass Surgery
In the open gastric bypass procedure, the surgeon makes a big incision on your stomach and works with your small intestine, stomach and jejunum. Staples are used to divide stomach into two sections. The first upper section is smaller compared to the larger lower section. The upper section is commonly called as pouch. After this, the surgeon performs the bypass surgery by connecting a part of your small intestine to the pouch using a small hole. The consequence of this procedure is that your body absorbs lesser calories and as a result of this your body weight reduces. It is the most common type of procedure used for gastric bypass.
Laparoscopic-Assisted Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery uses an instrument called laparoscope. This camera is placed inside the belly and the procedure is performed using small four to five incisions on the body. The laparoscope is passed into the stomach from one of these incisions. This helps the surgeon to view your stomach with the help of a camera. The surgical procedure is performed using different instruments that are inserted through other small incisions. The remaining procedure is similar to open bypass; however, instead of one large incision, four to five smaller incisions are made. This type of surgery is commonly known as laparoscopic-assisted Roux-en-Y bypass, or RNY Gastric Bypass.
Both gastric bypass procedures mentioned above are performed under general anesthesia. During weight loss surgery, the patient experiences no pain. These surgeries are performed after obtaining written consent from the patient.
Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery has various advantages over open gastric bypass. Firstly, the duration of stay in the hospital compared to open bypass is less. Post-surgery pain experienced by patient is also less in intensity compared to open bypass. The risk of developing complications like hernia or other kinds of infection is also less in laparoscopic gastric bypass.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost in Mexico
Gastric bypass Mexico can be up to 40% less expensive than USA, Canada and other developed countries. Saving money on surgery is one of the main reasons why patients travel to our medical center for treatment, but not the only reason. You get treated almost immediately without having to wait for weeks or months for weight loss surgery.
We also provide medical tourism services to patients which help them with all kinds of requirements such as accommodation, specialized transport and translation. These services often include preoperative and postoperative x-ray charges, and lab work fee.
We hope the above information helped you in understanding how a gastric bypass surgery is done and also helped you in improving your knowledge of the procedure. Request more information, weight loss surgery prices and packages to Dr Jose A. Catañeda.