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Gastric Bypass Poland - All you need to know

Gastric Bypass definition:

Gastic Bypass is the most popular type of the weight loss surgeries. The surgery is done on people who suffer from obesity. During your surgery, a surgeon disconnects your stomach into a lower and upper parts. The upper part of the stomach will form a much smaller new stomach, which will be connected to the intestine. Gastric bypass surgery abroad helps people lose weight thanks to a significant reduce in the stomach size and rearrangement of the intestines.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass surgery in Poland:

  • Helps to control  blood sugar levels
  • Remission of type 2 diabetes  
  • Resolves sleep apnea
  • Improves high cholesterol
  • Resolves blood pressure
  • Improves hyperlipidemia
  • Reduce the risks of having cardiovascular disease

Gastric Bypass candidates

A candidate for the gastric bypass surgery abroad is the person whose BMI equals or exceeds 40, who is psychologically stable and have realistic expectations. However, if your BMI is lower than 40, yet you suffer from obesity-related problems, you also may be qualified for gastric bypass surgery. During the consultation, the doctor may also ask you for documented failure of nonsurgical weight-loss programs and absence of uncontrolled psychotic or depressive disorder.

Gastric Bypass Poland prices

The price of gastric bypass surgery in Poland starts from 4450 EUR, while in the UK for the same surgery you will pay 12800 EUR. To know whether your insurance covers such a surgery, you need to contact your health insurance company. Your gastric bypass surgery price in Poland always includes consultation, medical tests, surgery, and stay in the clinic.

Gastric Bypass procedure:

Before the Gastric Bypass surgery abroad:

You need to start eating slowly, without hurry and carefully watch the sizes of your portions, and not to drink anything with meals. Make a list of things you need to do at home and at work before the surgery and the list of things you need to buy to the hospital. Ask someone to take care of you a week after the surgery. You must stop smoking or drinking alcohol at least 2 weeks before the date of your surgery in Poland.  

Required medical tests:

  • abdominal ultrasound,
  • Cardiac catheterization,
  • blood count (CBC),
  • blood urea nitrogen (BUN), cortisol, creatinine, electrolytes, prolactin and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH),
  • Colonoscopy Echocardiogram Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy,
  • Chest X-ray,
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Mammogram,
  • Pelvic ultrasound,
  • Pap smear,

Gastric Bypass surgery

Length of Gastric Bypass procedure: 1-2 hours

Type of anesthesia: general anesthesia

How Gastric Bypass is done:

The surgery can be performed either laparoscopically or as open surgery. During gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon will make smaller stomach and will connect it to the last part of the small intestine. As a result, your stomach is smaller so you cannot eat as much food as you did before.

Stay in the clinic: 2-3 days

Minimal stay for Gastric Bypass in Poland: 2 weeks

Back to work: 2 weeks

Gastric Bypass results:

Gastic Bypass surgery abroad is not a quick fix. It is a long way, you need to understand that you have the greatest influence on the final results. You need to change your eating habits and follow all the instructions of your doctor. Weight loss after gastric bypass will take between 1 and 5 years. After gastric bypass surgery abroad a great number of patients lose from 60 to 80% of excess body weight.

After the Gastric Bypass surgery:

The amount of food you eat will be reduced and your body will not be able to absorb enough vitamins after the gastric bypass surgery. The doctor will prescribe you B12 vitamin and multivitamin. Also, you should drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water each day.  You cannot eat anything high in sugar and fat or drink alcohol and carbonated drinks. Before the surgery your doctor will instruct you with what you can and cannot do after the gastric bypass surgery.

Gastric Bypass risks and complications:

  • Adverse reactions to applied anesthesia
  • Infections
  • Leaks in gastrointestinal system
  • Blood clots Lung or breathing problems

Gastric Bypass abroad

Gastric bypass surgery abroad requires at least 2 weeks stay. After the surgery, the doctor needs you to stay for 3 days in the hospital. You should understand that all the details of the surgery will be given after the surgeon will receive your medical tests. For your comfort, we can offer you our all-inclusive packages which cover not only the surgery and the stay in the clinic but also stay in a high-standard hotel and all transfers during your stay in Poland. To get more information, just contact our consultants!

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