Gastric bypass treatment, termed as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is gaining grounds as a popular procedure for losing excess weight. The procedure essentially helps in reducing the appetite of the candidate by providing an alternative way for managing the consumed food in stomach and intestines. The treatment has showcased high success rates and has helped candidates lose 30% to 38% of the excessive body mass. The loss in weight at such a rate is possible as post-operation, the candidate begins to experience fullness and thus, has reduced urge to eat frequently.

What is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass is performed on people who are diagnosed with diabetes (Type II), sleep apnea,, hypertension, BMI (Body Mass Index) more than 40, which causes morbid obesity. Gastric bypass treatment divides the stomach into two halves: the upper part (smaller in size), and the lower part referred to as the remnant (comparatively larger in size). Both the parts are the connected to the small intestines after necessary rearrangement. The procedure helps in reducing the amount of absorption of ingested food and thus, prevents the candidates in gaining unnecessary weight, which might otherwise lead to a number of diseases.

Symptoms of patient undergoing Gastric Bypass treatment

Though highly efficient, approximately 85% to 90% candidates undergoing Gastric Bypass Treatment have reported to have experience a minimum of one symptom. In severe cases, hospitalization has also been necessary. Probable symptoms are:

  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Peritonitis
  • Dumping Syndrome, which is very common and is usually characterized by dizziness
  • Stomal stenosis
  • Obstruction in bowel
  • Hernia
  • Ulcer
  • Low blood pressure
  • Malnutrition

Factors Affecting the Cost of Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery cost varies from a minimum of $18,000 to a maximum of $35000. Such a variation is due to several key factors that affect the cost of the procedure. Some of the most important factors are:

  • Country where the procedure is being performed. This is because major countries often charge greater compared to developing countries due to economic variations.
  • Extent of procedure involved
  • Underlying health issues, if any, so as to take necessary preventive measures
  • Proficiency and experience of surgeons performing the procedure
  • Healthcare insurance benefits, if availed.
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