Gastric Bypass

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Procedure Description

Gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery designed to help patients with obesity reduce their weight by altering the way their stomach and small intestine handle the food they eat. This surgical procedure involves creating a small pouch from the stomach's top portion and connecting that newly formed pouch directly to the small intestine. As a result, the amount of food one can eat and absorb is limited, leading to weight loss.

This surgery is usually recommended for individuals who have not been successful with traditional weight loss methods or those with severe obesity-related health issues such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea. A gastric bypass not only promotes significant weight loss but also can improve or even eliminate obesity-related health conditions.

Undergoing gastric bypass can be a life-altering decision, requiring both pre-surgical preparation and post-surgical commitment to dietary and lifestyle changes. It is essential to understand the procedure fully, its benefits, and its potential risks before deciding to proceed.

Procedure Duration

The duration of the gastric bypass surgery typically ranges from 2 to 4 hours, depending on individual factors and the surgeon's experience. It's generally performed under general anesthesia.

Following the procedure, patients usually stay in the hospital for 2 to 5 days, depending on how quickly they recover and the hospital's standard protocols. The initial recovery phase, wherein patients can return to non-strenuous daily activities, typically spans a few weeks. However, complete recovery, marked by the ability to participate in all regular physical activities, often takes around 4 to 6 weeks.

Regular post-operative visits to the surgeon are essential in the first year after surgery to monitor recovery, ensure optimal weight loss, and check for any complications. Additionally, due to the significant changes in the body's food absorption capabilities, a lifelong commitment to specific dietary habits and vitamin supplements is crucial.


  • Cost Savings: Medical procedures abroad often cost a fraction of the price compared to Western countries, without compromising on quality.
  • Expertise: Many overseas hospitals and clinics specialize in bariatric surgery and have surgeons with years of experience and high success rates.
  • Advanced Technology: Some destinations boast state-of-the-art medical facilities that are on par, if not superior, to those found in the United States or Europe.
  • Personalized Care: Medical tourists often experience more personalized care and shorter waiting times in foreign clinics and hospitals.
  • Cultural Experience: Traveling for a procedure allows patients to experience a new culture, making their journey both a medical and cultural expedition.

Potential Destinations

  • India: Especially cities like Mumbai and Delhi, known for their advanced medical facilities.
  • Mexico: Tijuana and Cancun are popular destinations for bariatric surgeries.
  • Turkey: Istanbul and Ankara are known for their high-quality medical services.
  • Thailand: Bangkok boasts world-renowned hospitals that cater to medical tourists.

Risks & Considerations

  • Medical Complications: As with any surgical procedure, there's a risk of complications, including infection, bleeding, or issues related to anesthesia.
  • Travel-Related Risks: Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) can occur from long flights post-surgery.
  • Adapting to Dietary Changes: Post-surgery diet might be different from one's native cuisine, which may pose challenges.
  • Language Barriers: Communication might be a challenge, so ensure your chosen facility has English-speaking staff or interpreters.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Accreditations: Look for hospitals internationally recognized and accredited.
  • Surgeon's Credentials: Research the surgeon's qualifications, experience, and patient reviews.
  • Facilities: Ensure the hospital or clinic is equipped with the latest technology and follows international standards of care.
  • Communication: It's crucial that you can communicate clearly with your doctor and medical team.
  • Recommendations: Look for testimonials from previous patients or seek recommendations from trusted sources.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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