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Mini Gastric Bypass Abroad

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International Destinations: India, Mexico, Costa Rica

Obesity is emerging as a pandemic condition across the globe. As per the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States has observed a dramatic rise in the number of obese individuals. Except for one state, the country has a prevalence of obesity ranging from 20% to 30%. Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery is a less extensive procedure of treating and managing morbid obesity. It has greater benefits compared to the more famous and frequently used Roux-en-Y procedure (RYGBP) which include shorter procedure time and speedy recovery.

Mini Gastric Bypass Abroad

Morbid obesity needs to be treated promptly, as it tends to affect the life expectancy and results in, an early onset of lifestyle disorders like diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and hypertension. Clinical evidence suggests, there is a higher rate of incidence of complications like reflux esophagitis and marginal ulcers, which has limited the rampant use of the technique. However randomized clinical trials have highlighted the fact that Mini gastric bypass has outcomes similar to the conventional RYGBP procedure and is safer and simpler. There are several options of affordable weight loss surgery abroad, which allow a cost saving of up to 50% or more depending upon the destination.

Advantages of mini gastric bypass surgery:

Mini Gastric Bypass surgery offers several advantages over the conventional procedure, which include,

  • Speedy recovery with a shorter convalescence time, compared to the conventional procedure
  • Comparatively cheaper to other gastric bypass procedures
  • Spontaneous and quick weight loss in the initial stages.
  • Greater average weight loss (70-80% of extra weight lost against 60% weight loss by the conventional procedure) with lesser restrictive procedures (which allows a higher intake of calories intake compared to conventional procedures).

Limitations of Mini gastric bypass surgery over conventional bariatric surgery

Most bariatric surgeons don’t prefer this procedure, as it allows pancreatic enzymes and bile to enter the esophagus, due to direct communication between the stomach and the small intestine, which may result in inflammation and ulceration of the esophagus and the upper part of the stomach. Also, a lack of research and availability of long term outcomes of the surgery for weight loss procedures have limited its use. This procedure is largely used for cancers and stomach injuries, and it is not recommended by the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, as the risks are not justified for weight management. However, an increasing number of bariatric surgeons, prefer the technique due to the strong advantages it provides over the conventional procedure.

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • The procedure takes about 45 minutes and the patient is mobilized within a few hours after the surgery.
  • The Mini Gastric Bypass surgery is a minimal invasive surgery, in which the stomach is divided/ partitioned into two segments.
  • One is a long narrow tube which is connected with the small intestine, about six feet down the junction of the stomach with the jejunum (i.e. the first part of the small intestine). Food flows directly from the esophagus into this segment of the stomach. This is the new functional portion of the stomach.
  • The other is a larger pouch, which is left untouched and connected to the jejunum. This part has no communication with the esophagus and hence food can’t enter from the esophagus into this segment. This portion is non functional as the two sections are sealed so that they don’t have any form of direct connection between them.
  • The underlying philosophy for the procedure is that to reduce the amount of food that the patient can eat (due to reduced size of the functional portion of the stomach) while the six feet bypass into the small intestine reduces absorption of calories and fat.
  • The surgery allows the patient to be discharged within two days of the procedure.
  • To enhance the effectiveness of the surgery and reduce complications, the loop reconstruction is done low on the stomach. This reduces the possibility of reflux of contents from the intestine into the esophagus.
  • The procedure of loop reconstruction is a strong alternative to the conventional Roux en-Y procedure, as it is simpler and reduces several challenges of a laparoscopic surgery

Effectiveness of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Evidence suggests that this procedure reduces the volume of food consumed and reduces absorption considerably, which allows weight loss of 140 pounds in one year on an average, in a patient that weighs 300 pounds prior to the surgery.

Post operative care after Mini Gastric Bypass surgery

  • The naso-gastric tube is removed within 24 hours after the procedure, and the patient is encouraged to ambulate within a few hours after the surgery
  • Oral feeding is encouraged after a couple of days. The patient is discharged in 2 to 3 days. The hemovac drain (i.e. a device fit under the skin to drain blood or other fluids that may collect at the site of the surgery) is removed after a week, during a follow up visit.
  • Post operative multi vitamin drugs, iron supplements, etc are prescribed post operatively. Occasionally blood transfusion may be required.
  • Follow up examination is done using radiology imaging or endoscopy.

Benefits of Surgical intervention including mini gastric bypass surgery for weight loss

Surgical intervention for morbidly obese patients presents several advantages in the long run. These advantages include,

  • Most patients are alleviated from symptoms of High Blood Pressure, while 80% of the patients are relieved of High Blood Cholesterol levels within three months after the surgery
  • Obese patients are more prone to cardiovascular disorders. Weight loss surgery considerably reduces the risk of cardiovascular disorders. Similarly weight loss surgery considerably reduces various complications related to diabetes mellitus, as it helps in maintaining blood sugar levels at a normal value.
  • Weight loss surgery also reduces the chances of asthma attacks, especially when asthma is associated with gastro esophageal reflux disease
  • Weight loss surgery has its benefits on sleep apnea syndrome and gall bladder disorders
  • Obese individuals are prone to develop lower back pain, degenerative disc and joint diseases. Weight loss surgery provides greater comfort to the patients and reduces the incidence of degenerative disease.
  • Urinary incontinence due to stress is also considerably benefited by weight loss surgery.

Mini Gastric Bypass in India

Indian medical professionals are renowned world over, for their medical expertise and superior quality of medical and surgical care. Furthermore, augmentation of healthcare infrastructure, especially in the private sector over the past decade has prompted the growth of the medical tourism in India. Cost of mini gastric bypass in India provides substantial cost savings, ranging from 50% to 75%, for American patients.

Mini Gastric Bypass in Mexico

The Mexican border with the United States has been typified as one of the busiest medical tourism industry across the globe. With medical infrastructure comparable to that in the developed world, medical tourism in Mexico has multiplied many folds in recent times due to the low cost and international quality of medical care and is rated as the most preferred destination for mini gastric bypass abroad.

Mini Gastric Bypass in Jordan

Jordan is upgrading its health infrastructure as it plans to enter the European Union. Its highly qualified and trained surgeons and medical teams and low cost of mini gastric bypass have helped it gain the position of one of the top medical tourism destinations in the world and the best in Western Asia. Jordan’s proximity to the Mediterranean region gives an additional advantage of coupling medical care travel with leisure travel.

Mini Gastric Bypass in Turkey

Turkey’s advantage includes low cost of medical care, high quality of medical care services, superior quality and well trained medical staff and higher level of technology and medical equipments. The country has already experienced an influx of several thousand medical tourists, primarily from the surrounding Middle Eastern Countries, however, its reputations goes beyond the Middle East and is now attracting patients from United States in search of cheap weight loss surgery abroad.

Mini Gastric Bypass in South Korea

South Korea’s strong and comprehensive private healthcare infrastructure has substantially evolved in recent times. This has helped the country gain immense reputation across the international medical tourism market, as a new hub for good quality of medical and surgical care. Mini gastric bypass costs in South Korea is low which allows cost saving in the tune of 50% to 60%. Though the country specifically focuses on oncology and cancer management, other surgical interventions are equally sought after by international medical tourists.

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