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Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass ( short limb ) is more effective in “sweets eaters” than vertical-banded gastroplasty because dumping symptoms curtail the high dietary intake of sweets. If the intestinal joint is made lower down, this procedure becomes a combined restrictive + malabsorbtive procedure. RISKS: Leaks and nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorbtion and diarrhea.

According to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the current gold standard procedure for weight loss surgery. In this procedure, stapling creates a small (15 to 20cc) stomach pouch. The remainder of the stomach is completely stapled shut and divided from the stomach pouch. It is not completely removed. The outlet from this newly formed pouch empties directly into the lower portion of the jejunum, called the Roux limb, thus eliminating the duodenum and a small portion of the jejunum from the absorptive circuit. The omitted segment is connected into the side of the Roux limb of the intestine creating the "Y" shape that gives the technique its name. The length of either segment of the intestine can be adjusted to produce lower or higher levels of malabsorption.


  • The duodenum being bypassed, poor absorption of iron and calcium can result in the lowering of total body iron and a predisposition to iron deficiency anemia.
  • A chronic anemia due to Vitamin B12 deficiency may occur. The problem can usually be managed with Vitamin B12 pills or injections.
  • A condition known as "dumping syndrome" can occur as the result of rapid emptying of stomach contents into the small intestine. This is sometimes triggered when too much sugar or large amounts of food are consumed. While generally not considered to be a serious risk to your health, the results can be extremely unpleasant and can include nausea, weakness, sweating, faintness and, on occasion, diarrhea after eating. Some patients are unable to eat any form of sweets after surgery.
  • Metabolic bone disease in some patients, resulting in bone pain, loss of height, humped back and fractures of the ribs and hip bones.
  • All the above listed deficiencies can be easily managed through a proper diet and vitamin and calcium supplements. It is mandatory for patients undergoing gastric bypass to consume a multivitamin and calcium supplement daily.

Results from Gastric Bypass

  • Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery is often dramatic. On average, patients lose 70- 80% of their extra weight. Right after surgery, most patients lose weight quickly and continue to lose for 18 to 24 months after the procedure.
  • Recovery after Gastric Bypass
  • You would need to stay at the hospital in India for 4-5 days following after gastric bypass in India to see that you are recovering well from the bariatric surgery. You will have some pain and discomfort after the procedure which can be managed with medications. You would be given a diet plan by your surgeon starting with sipping plain water, followed by other liquids. You need to follow the dietary plan prescribed by your surgeon and the dietician for your smooth recovery.
  • Time & Cost - Gastric Bypass Surgery in India
  • You would need to stay in the hospital for about four to five days after the gastric bypass surgery in India. One can resume normal day to day activities in around a week's time & work & relatively hectic activities in around ten to fifteen days time. One generally needs to refrain from exercising & heavy physical work for six to eight weeks. A total of 10 days of stay in India would be required to avail gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy in India

The all inclusive charges for the Gastric Bypass surgery in India start from USD 6500 and vary depending on the facility and city you choose to get the procedure done. Your case manager shall help you with case specific cost after you provide with the medical reports / details.