Mini-gastric bypass in iscare prague

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Is the mini-gastric bypass right for me?

The mini-gastric bypass treatment is suitable for patients who are in the obese class II (BMI over 35). The reason for surgery is always a prevention or treatment of diseases caused by obesity and, furthermore, an improvement of the quality and life span of an obese patient.

A mini-gastric bypass creates a long narrow tube of the stomach along its right border (the lesser curvature). A loop of the small gut is brought up and hooked to this tube at about 180 cm from the start of the intestine.

A major advantage the mini-gastric bypass has over other types of weight loss surgery is the fact that it can be easily reversed or revised should the need ever arise. Revision surgery is done through the same 5 incisions using the laparoscopic approach, it is performed in about the same amount of time as the original surgery (sometimes less than an hour), and it usually involves only an overnight stay in the hospital.

If you decide to lose weight with a mini-gastric bypass, you need no reference from your practitioner. All the pre-operative examinations are done at the ISCARE clinic.

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How much weight will I lose with the mini-gastric bypass?

In the first year after surgery, you will experience significant weight loss. In the following year, the weight loss is the same, or can be even bigger. It all depends on the condition of the patient before the procedure and sticking to a healthy diet after the surgery.

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How is the surgery done?

It is done under a complete anaesthesia and short-term hospitalization is needed. In the case of no complications the patient is able to leave on the 3rd or 4th day after the surgery. The surgery takes approximately 90-120 minutes.

First, the stomach is partitioned into a small pouch along the lesser curve of the stomach. This is called the restrictive component of the Mini-Gastric bypass procedure. Because the stomach is now physically much smaller, the volume of food one can consume is greatly reduced.

Secondly, there is the malabsorptive component. This involves bypassing a portion of the small intestine which thus reduces the amount of total calories and nutritients absorbed through the small intestine. Since you now absorb fewer calories, you will lose weight.

Mini-gastric Bypass (or Single-Anastomosis Bypass/Omega Loop Gastric Bypass) was conceived by Dr. R. Rutledge in 1997. This type of operation has gained proponents throughout the world, particularly increasing in the past years in Europe and Asia. Several Studies have demonstrated that it is a rapid, safe and effective bariatric operation.

Mini-gastric Bypass surgery leads to a marked reduction in the functional volume of the stomach, accompanied by an altered physiological and physical response to food.

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How much does a mini-gastric bypass cost?

The guaranteed price of the mini-gastric bypass procedure is £4280.

The price includes anaesthesia, surgery procedure, postoperative care, all medical materials + medicaments and food. The pre-operation check-up is £175 and we charge £105/night for hospitalization.

If the results of the pre-operative check-up indicate that the procedure cannot be done, only the costs of the pre-operative check-up are charged.

The price also includes the dietary plan.

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How will my diet change after surgery?

Right after the surgery you’ll start with the mini-gastric bypass diet plan. The gastric surgeon provides you with a nutrition schedule and gives you dietary advice.

Usually you’re on a liquid diet the first two weeks. It is recommended to drink clear broth, tee, coffee, diet non-sparkling beverages, juice, yogurt, etc.

Do not drink too much at once. It’s better to eat and drink more small portions than less and bigger ones.

You’ll be provided with your nutrition schedule at the ISCARE clinic.

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What are the potential risks and side effects of a mini-gastric bypass?

Although mini-gastric bypass is relatively safe, it is a major operation and there are important and potentially lethal complications known to be associated with this as well as other types of weight loss surgery.

The most common complications are usually minor and resolve within days or weeks (Bleeding from skin incisions - usually resolves in 1 to 3 days, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, wound hematoma or absces).

All information is intended for general and brief guidance. If you wish to receive more information, do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form or contacts.

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