Gastric bypass surgery or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of bariatric surgery that has a very long history. Gastric bypass causes weight-loss by limiting the intake of food and malabsorption. In this method, the path that food takes through the stomach and intestine changes to reduce the amount of absorbed food, and no part of the digestive system is removed. Furthermore, due to changes in hormone levels, the patient’s appetite levels will also decrease.
How Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?
Gastric bypass surgery is performed laparoscopically, with the help of a camera, and using special tools. This means that no large incision will be made in the abdomen. General anesthesia is used, meaning that you will be completely unconscious throughout the procedure. Firstly, the surgeon will separate a small portion from the top of your stomach known as the pouch. This 30 ml pouch will be considered as your new stomach. Then, an incision is made to separate the first 100 cm of the small intestine from the rest of the small intestine. The stomach’s new outlet is then directly sutured to the cut portion of the small intestine. The remainder of the stomach and the first 100 cm of the small intestine that were separated are then connected to the rest of the small intestine so that gallbladder and pancreatic secretions can be drained.
After gastric bypass surgery, the stomach will be much smaller, about as big as a few spoonfuls of food. When food enters the new stomach, it will continue its way without passing through the remainder of the stomach, the duodenum, or the first part of the small intestine. Therefore, in addition to a reduction in appetite and consumed food, absorption will also significantly decrease. You will be hospitalized for 1-2 days after the procedure. Usually, patients lose 70% of their excess weight within 2 years after the surgery.
Gastric Bypass in Iran
Gastric bypass surgery has been being performed in Iran for many years. Numerous Iranian surgeons are highly skilled in this field. Because the utilized surgical technique may be different for each patient, choosing an experienced surgeon is of utmost importance. Gastric bypass surgery in Iran is very popular and therefore is performed in many well-equipped hospitals. Equipment with quality of the highest global standards is made available to the surgeons. After the procedure, your condition will be supervised by professional medical staff in addition to the surgeon himself until you can be discharged from the hospital with the best possible health.
What Type of Surgeon Performs Gastric Bypass Surgery in Iran?
Your surgical doctor must be specialized in general surgery and must have completed a laparoscopy and bariatric surgery fellowship. You can learn more about your chosen doctor’s success rates by consulting the doctor’s previous patients and MEDOVA.
Gastric Bypass Cost at MEDOVA
By undergoing gastric bypass surgery in Iran, you will pay a much lower price, despite benefitting from the surgeons’ expertise and high-quality hospital services. The price of gastric bypass surgery in Iran is much more appropriate and affordable when compared to European countries, the United States, and even neighboring countries. You can choose the best hospital and doctor by consulting MEDOVA Medical Tourism Company’s specialized consultants. While taking into account the surgeon, the hospital, and patient care services after the surgery as well as miscellaneous expenses, the price of the gastric bypass at MEDOVA will be 2500$. We here at MEDOVA guarantee the highest quality of services which will leave you content and satisfied. The MEDOVA team will be with you until you have completely healed. In addition to a free consultation, you can also benefit from the following services:
The Necessary Arrangements for Gastric Bypass Surgery
Booking an appointment with the doctor, examination by the doctor, performing the necessary assessments before gastric bypass surgery, and postoperative follow-up through video or voice calls
Visa and a permit for treatment in Iran; arranging for a full-time interpreter, lodging near the hospital, airport pickup, and transportation within the city.