Do you wish to reverse overweight related health conditions?
Overweight often acts as a trigger to several lifestyle diseases. But living with a lifestyle disorder is not easy. Generally doctors advise to lose weight to reverse or manage the symptoms of these lifestyle diseases
But can getting depressed help you in losing weight? The answer is a big no! Instead, why do not you try medically approved mini gastric bypass surgery to lose weight?
With mini-gastric lose those unwanted pounds that were difficult for you to lose otherwise by exercise and diet. Get slimmer and fitter yourself while decreasing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes which may get triggered by obesity as Jada did.
Jada, a 42-year-old busy upper management corporate was diagnosed with borderline type 2 diabetes and her doctor suggested she lose weight to reverse her diabetes. Despite trying hard to lose weight Jada did not lose much weight while her blood glucose levels plunged high.
Jada was disappointed and started looking for a medically approved safe alternative for weight loss. While searching for alternatives for exercise to reduce weight Jada came across the MedicoExpert website where she left a query regarding our mini gastric bypass surgery.
Once our sales team received Jada’s query they contacted her and scheduled a video consultation for Jada with one of our empanelled doctors. During the video consultation, our doctors answered all the Jada had about the mini gastric bypass surgery.
After the video consultation, Jada was confident about undergoing the procedure and she flew to India where MedicExpert’s team ensured hassle-free hospitalisation for her.
Once the paperwork was over the doctors ran a few tests for Jada to confirm her eligibility to undergo the procedure. After the results of the tests came favourable the doctors performed the mini gastric bypass surgery for Jada.
After the surgery, Jada stayed in the hospital for a few days and was discharged once the doctor felt that her healing process had started smoothly.
Within six months of the surgery, Jada noted a significant decrease in both her weight and her blood sugar levels. Jada was happy that she did not need to rely on medication to control her blood sugar levels while she looked about ten years younger after losing those extra pounds.
Jada was happy to fit in her favourite dress now. Like Jada, you too can lose those extra pounds without sweating for hours in the gym with the help of mini gastric bypass surgery. Now let us understand more about the mini gastric bypass surgery.
What is mini gastric bypass surgery?
Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (SABG) or mini-gastric bypass (MGB) is a simple, safe and reversible metabolic surgery that aids individuals who are obese and are struggling to lose weight while dealing with co-morbidities like diabetes and hypertension.
Laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass surgery is safer and less complex than traditional gastric bypass surgery. Also, mini gastric bypass surgery has a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay.
Mini gastric bypass surgery restricts the absorption of nutrition throughout the gastrointestinal tract thereby causing a substantial weight loss.
Mini gastric bypass surgery can be easily reversed if needed.
Besides helping to manage weight, mini gastric bypass surgery has successfully helped several people get rid of co-morbidities like diabetes, sleep apnea, etc.
When is a mini gastric bypass surgery suggested?
Typically, mini gastric bypass surgery was earlier performed to help people lose weight. However, mini gastric surgery has also helped people manage lifestyle disorders like diabetes and hypertension. Besides lifestyle disorders, mini gastric bypass surgery has helped several people to reverse and sometimes to manage their sleep apnea, arthritis, and oedema.
There have also been instances where gastric surgery was suggested by doctors to remove cancerous cells from the stomach.
Who is an ideal candidate for mini gastric bypass surgery?
Although mini gastric bypass surgery is a safe procedure, not everyone can undergo mini gastric bypass surgery. You are an ideal candidate for mini gastric bypass surgery if:
- You have failed to lose weight despite following a healthy diet
- The body mass index (BMI) of your body is 40 or higher
- You have a serious overweight-related health problem, like, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe sleep apnea
- You have attained puberty and have more than 40 BMI
What can you expect during mini gastric bypass surgery?
During mini gastric bypass surgery, your surgeon uses long, thin instruments to perform the surgery. These long and thin instruments are inserted into your abdomen through tiny incisions made in your abdomen.
Through one of these incisions, your doctor inserts the camera and light, for performing the surgery.
Once all the tubes are inserted your surgeon will make a pouch capable of holding around 30-millilitre of fluid in the fundus or the top part of the stomach.
The pouch is then separated from the stomach by stapling the old stomach.
Further, your surgeon will connect the lower part of the small intestine with the newly formed stomach pouch. While the upper part of the small intestine is attached to a lower part of the jejunum or the lower part of the small intestine.
What to expect after the mini bypass gastric procedure?
Soon after the surgery, you will be shifted to your room where the doctors will monitor your vitals like pulse rate, blood pressure and body temperature.
After the surgery, you will be put on a liquid diet for a week followed by soft or semi-solid food for the next six to eight weeks.
To avoid any post-surgery discomfort your doctor may advise you on some painkillers for the first week.
Once you have recovered from the surgery, your doctor will advise you to:
- Drink around 2 litres of water every day
- Avoid consuming food with high sugar and salt content
- Avoid carbonated drinks
- Take vitamin supplements
- Consume food rich in proteins and calcium.
What is the difference between mini gastric bypass surgery and traditional bypass surgery?
|S.I. No.||Traditional Gastric Bypass Surgery||Mini Gastric BypassSurgery|
|1.||It is an invasive procedure||It is a less invasive procedure|
|2.||Takes around 3-4 hours to complete the procedure||Typically a mini gastric bypass surgery takes around 1.5-2 hours|
|3.||Has significant risk of developing complications.||Minimal risk of developing complications.|
|4.||The traditional gastric bypass surgery is more expensive than Mini gastric bypass surgery.||The procedure is affordable when compared with traditional gastric bypass surgery.|
|5.||It is difficult to reverse traditional gastric bypass surgery||Mini gastric bypass surgery can be reversed easily.|
|6.||Takes time to recover after the procedure||Takes minimal time to recover after the procedure.|
|7.||It is a complex procedure||This is a simple procedure.|
How to choose the best country for undergoing a mini gastric bypass procedure?
If a mini gastric bypass procedure is in your mind but you are finding it difficult to choose the best country where you can get the procedure done. Here are a few tips that can help you finalise the best country for undergoing the procedure:
- Ensure the procedure is affordable in the chosen country.
- Ascertain world-class patient-care standards
- The success rate of mini gastric bypass procedure in your chosen country
- Availability of innovative technology and the latest medical equipment
How to choose the best hospital for a mini gastric bypass procedure?
Once you have chosen a country for the mini gastric bypass procedure it is equally important to choose the best hospital to undergo the surgery. When choosing a hospital you must ensure that the hospital has a well-dedicated unit and trained staff for performing mini gastric bypass procedures.
Also, you must ensure that the hospital is NABH and JCI certified.
How to choose the best doctor for mini gastric bypass surgery?
Choosing a doctor is very crucial but before selecting a doctor for your treatment kindly ensure:
- That your doctor is board certified
- Holds expertise in performing the procedure that you want to undergo
- That your doctor has a team of well-trained healthcare professionals who can manage any complications that may arise after the procedure.
How much does mini gastric bypass surgery cost in India?
The cost of mini gastric bypass surgery in India is quite affordable. Typically mini gastric bypass surgery costs in India usually around USD 6000 to 7500.
However, the cost of the procedure varies depending on the surgeon and hospital chosen.
A complete medical evaluation is needed to understand the condition of the patient and if he/she is the right candidate for the surgery. The cost for complete investigation and evaluation is between 500-800 USD.
What is the success rate of mini gastric bypass surgery in India?
In the first year, the patient will notice significant changes in the overall health and body weight. About 5 to 10 kgs of weight loss is expected in the first few months, and the patient will continue losing weight over some time. By engaging in guided exercise, a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, the patient will not just lose weight, but will also be able to maintain the weight loss.
Frequently Asked Questions and patient concerns:
1. Does insurance cover the cost of my mini gastric bypass surgery?
Health diseases are covered by most insurance companies. As obesity is deemed a health condition, your insurance policy will cover it. It’s suggested that you talk to your insurance company once, though.
2. What are the benefits of mini gastric bypass surgery?
Undergoing a mini gastric bypass surgery will provide you with the following benefits:
- Freedom from obesity-related diseases like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.
- Improves cardiac health
- Relief from joint pain
- Improvement in infertility conditions
3. How durable is Mini gastric bypass surgery?
Mini Gastric Bypass has proven to be a durable weight loss procedure in the long run. The procedure as it dilates less owing to low pressure inside the pouch because of the bigger outlet as compared to the old classical bariatric/weight loss surgery techniques.
4. How long do I need to stay in the hospital after the mini gastric bypass procedure?
It is anticipated that you will be under observation for a hospital stay of three to five days and that your health will be monitored timely.
5. Are there any immediate side effects of mini gastric bypass surgery?
Typically soon after the surgery, a few people complain of:
- Nausea and sometimes vomiting
- Difficulty in breathing
- Stomach ache
Although these side effects are short-lived if these symptoms are unmanageable or persist for a long time consult your doctor.
6. How soon can I resume work after the mini gastric bypass surgery?
It typically takes around 2 to 3 weeks for you to resume work after the procedure.
7. Is it essential to take vitamins after the surgery?
Yes, you must take vitamins after the surgery to ensure that your body gets adequate nutrients for proper functioning.