Gastric bypass in Egypt


is gastric bypass ?

Gastric bypass performed in Egypt is a weight loss surgery that aims at reducing the size of the stomach and bypassing part of the intestines in order to reduce the amount of food and calories absorbed by the patient.
It consists in a short circuit that is made to carry food directly to the middle part of the small intestine.
Gastric bypass is one of the most popular types of bariatric surgery that is performed when diet and physical activities do not work and when the patient suffers from health problems related to his obesity.

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How much does a gastric bypass cost in Egypt ?

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Who is
the good candidate for this bariatric surgery ?

Gastric bypass is eligible for patients who :

  • have a BMI that exceeds 40
  • have tried to lose weight through physical activities and diet but it did not work
  • have health problems related to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, respiratory problems…
  • are determined to adopt a healthy lifestyle after the operation (healthy food and physical activities)
  • are willing to have a long term follow up and follow the surgeon’s instructions for a successful intervention

you prepare ?

Before undergoing a gastric bypass in Egypt, the patient must consult his surgeon to discuss with him about the procedure : its results, risks, recovery, whether he is eligible for it or not…
The surgeon analyses the patient's request and the effect of the operation. Then, a medical check-up must be carried out which involves several analyses and medical check-ups :

  • The opinion of an endocrinologist, a nutritionist or a diabetologist is necessary.
  • The opinion of your doctor is also important to detect the patient's pathological history.
  • The opinion of a cardiologist, a phlebologist and a respirologist to determine whether or not there is a risk of pulmonary embolism or phlebitis after the operation.
  • An abdomino-pelvic ultrasound.
  • A gastroscopy to make sure that there is no pathology in the stomach.
  • The opinion of a psychologist so that the patient can tolerate certain postoperative steps.

The patient must also do blood tests before the intervention.

During the procedure

Gastric bypass is realized under general anaesthesia, you will be asleep during all the intervention which lasts approximately three hours.
This intervention can be performed in two ways :

Open surgery

The surgeon makes a large sugical cut to open your belly and gastric bypass will be realized by working on the stomach, small intestine…

Laparoscopy (the use of a camera)

The surgeon makes 4 to 6 small cuts in your belly through which the scope and instruments will be inserted, the camera is connected to a video monitor to allow the surgeon to view inside your belly during the intervention.
It consists in creating a new abdominal pouch by stapling the upper part of the stomach and making the rest non-functional.
The preserved part of the stomach which is necessary will be attached to the middle part of the intestine where the food will pass. The food will no longer pass through the stomach.

Gastric bypass : Aftercare and recovery

After gastric bypass which is realized in Egypt, the surgeon will prescribe you painkillers tu reduce the pain.
You will be able to resume your professional activities after one month.
In addition, a special diet is indicated after the surgery :
For the first month, the diet should be liquid and in small sips without falling into excess food intake.
During the first two weeks of the second month, the diet becomes pasty and concerning the consumption of water, it must be limited between meals and must not exceed 1.5L / day.
Then, during the last two weeks of the same month, the patient will opt for minced food in small quantities.
Finally, from the third month, the consumption will be more solid and varied while avoiding fatty and sweet foods.
It should be noted that taking your time and good chewing during meals is important.
The patient must have regular follow-ups with the surgeon, the psychologist and the nutritionist to ensure the effectiveness of the operation.
It is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Gastric bypass : Results

Thanks to gastric bypass performed in Egypt, you will be able to lose about 70 % of your excess weight over three years.
Moreover, this intervention will resolve your health conditions related to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea…, but, for this, you must always follow your surgeon’s recommendations and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
In addition, the patient will regain self confidence and feel more comfortable.

At what age can one opt for a gastric bypass ?

The age at which one can opt for a gastric bypass can vary depending on individual circumstances and the surgeon’s recommendations. Generally, it is considered for adults who are severely obese and have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through non-surgical methods.

Here are some factors to consider regarding age and eligibility for this operation :

  1. Adults :
    • Gastric bypass is performed on adults who are at least 18 years old. This is because the procedure involves significant changes to the anatomy of the digestive system and requires maturity and understanding of the risks and benefits involved.
  2. Mature adolescents :
    • In certain cases, gastric bypass surgery may be considered for mature adolescents who have severe obesity and related health issues that have not responded to other treatments. However, this decision is made on a case-by-case basis and involves careful evaluation by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including pediatricians, surgeons, psychologists, and nutritionists.
  3. Health status and comorbidities :
    • Age alone is not the only determining factor for eligibility for gastric bypass surgery. The decision to undergo the procedure is based on a combination of factors, including BMI, obesity-related health conditions (such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea), overall health status, and the individual's ability to adhere to post-operative dietary and lifestyle changes.
  4. Psychosocial considerations :
    • The decision to undergo gastric bypass also involves considering psychosocial factors, such as the individual's understanding of the procedure, motivation for weight loss, support system, and ability to comply with pre-operative and post-operative guidelines.
  5. Medical evaluation :
    • Before undergoing gastric bypass surgery, individuals typically undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to assess their candidacy for the procedure. This evaluation may include assessments of physical health, psychological well-being, nutritional status, and readiness to make lifelong lifestyle changes.

It is important to note that gastric bypass surgery is a major surgical procedure that carries risks and requires long-term commitment to dietary and lifestyle changes. The decision to undergo this surgery should be made in consultation with a qualified surgeon who can provide personalized recommendations based on individual needs and circumstances.

What are the advantages of a gastric bypass ?

Gastric bypass surgery offers several advantages for individuals struggling with severe obesity and related health issues. Here are some of the key advantages of this intervention :

  1. Significant weight loss : It typically results in significant and sustainable weight loss for many individuals. The procedure reduces the size of the stomach and reroutes the digestive tract, limiting the amount of food that can be consumed and absorbed. As a result, patients often experience substantial weight loss over time.
  2. Improvement or resolution of obesity-related health conditions : Gastric bypass surgery can lead to improvements or resolution of obesity-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and joint pain. Many patients experience reductions in medication use and improved overall health following surgery.
  3. Enhanced quality of life : Weight loss achieved through gastric bypass can significantly improve quality of life for individuals struggling with obesity. Patients often report increased energy levels, improved mobility, better self-esteem, and greater participation in social and physical activities.
  4. Long-term weight maintenance : Unlike some other weight loss interventions, this operation has been shown to provide long-term weight maintenance for many patients. By altering the anatomy of the digestive system, gastric bypass helps patients maintain weight loss over several years, provided they adhere to post-operative dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
  5. Reduction in cardiovascular risk factors : Gastric bypass can lead to improvements in cardiovascular risk factors, including reduced blood pressure, improved lipid profiles, and decreased risk of heart disease. These changes contribute to better overall cardiovascular health and decreased risk of cardiovascular events.
  6. Positive impact on mental health : Successful weight loss through gastric bypass can have a positive impact on mental health and well-being. Patients often experience reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, improved body image, and increased self-confidence following surgery.
  7. Potential resolution of fertility issues : For individuals struggling with obesity-related infertility, this intervention may lead to improvements in fertility and increased likelihood of conception. Weight loss following surgery can improve hormonal balance and reproductive function, increasing the chances of successful pregnancy.
  8. Reduction in mortality risk : It has been associated with a reduction in mortality risk for individuals with severe obesity. By promoting weight loss and improving overall health, the procedure can decrease the risk of obesity-related complications and premature death.

It is important to note that while gastric bypass surgery offers many benefits, it is not without risks and potential complications. Individuals considering this surgery should undergo a thorough evaluation by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to determine candidacy and receive comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative care.