Gastric Bypass in Kaunas Lithuania

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The obesity and hypodynamia remain major health problems in our society. The situation is getting worse due to health problems related to morbid obesity. Usually, it includes serious cardiovascular diseases and disorders of gastrointestinal tract. In order to maintain the situation bariatric surgery was introduced which combines several procedures adjusting body to healthy life changes.

6.500 € / 5.200 £

(gastric bypass surgery)

500 € / 400 £

(airfare and accommodation)

Gastric bypass Lithuania price covers all necessary tests, 1-2 days stay in a hospital, surgery, anaesthesia, personal assistance and transportation during your visit.

The flights and accommodation price includes direct round-flight tickets from the UK, Ireland to Vilnius or Kaunas airports and 6 nights at a 4-star hotel.

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Gastric bypass technique

Gastric bypass surgery is considered to be the most popular bariatric procedure. As the term implies a skip in natural gastrointestinal passage is made during the surgery. So it is not surprising that the goal of procedure is to shorten the digestion process. This can be achieved in several ways:

  • Roux-en-Y – during this type of gastric bypass a large part of stomach and duodenum are removed from the digestion passage. A small stomach pouch is left which is connected to small intestine creating a view similar to letter Y. The effect of the procedure is a reduced capacity of stomach and the rate of absorption as the main part responsible for this action (duodenum) is bypassed.
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is a complex procedure. However, a larger part of stomach remains unaffected as well as the valve connecting the stomach with the duodenum. The following part of gastrointestinal tract is re-connected in a way that a part of the small intestine is joined with the large intestine and the other end - with gallbladder and pancreas. Although this surgery has significant effect on weight loss, it carries a high risk of malnutrition disorders.

The result of gastric bypass surgery is reduced food intake because it is physically impossible to overeat as postoperative size of stomach usually is compared with a walnut. Besides, the part responsible for food absorption is bypassed, less nutrition supplements reach blood. It leads to reduced calorie intake and eventually weight loss. However, in order to maintain the desired weight gastric bypass should be combined with healthy eating habits and physical activity.

Who qualify for gastric bypass?

Bariatric surgery is recommended when a patient is obese and previous attempts to lose weight have been effortless. Usually, it is applied for those who have tried diets, intensive exercising and medications before. By the way, the BMI (body mass index) of such patients has to be higher than 40.

Besides, surgery might be an option for those overweight patients who have BMI 35-39.9 and a serious weight-related disorder. It includes comorbidity with diabetes type II, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea and other. In some cases when BMI is from 30 to 34 and a life-threatening disorder related to overweight is present a gastric bypass is also considered a way of treatment.

Before gastric bypass

You should understand that preparation affects the success of the surgery. Prepare for the consultation at home by writing down particular facts of your medical history. A surgeon will need to know your present disorders and medications you are taking to control them, allergies, any previous surgeries and attempts to lose weight.

You will be introduced with every step of gastric bypass and if you still have questions do not hesitate to ask. Later, a surgeon will ask to perform lab tests and will give some advices on your behaviour before the surgery. It might include restriction to smoke and taking aspirin as well as other drugs interfering with blood coagulation.

What are possible risks?

Nonetheless gastric bypass caries a small risk of complications, the possibility of it is not equal to zero. At first, complications related to surgery itself should be discussed. Bleeding which presents as signs of hypovolemia followed by increased heart rhythm, low urine output and hypotension should be mentioned as it may be a life-threatening condition. Also, there is a possibility of leakage due to anastomotic or staple failure, infection, blood clots, respiratory tract disorders and adverse reactions to anaesthesia.

The second group is referred to late complications. Margin ulcer is the most common among them. It is more prevalent if patient is smoking or taking anti-inflammatory drugs. Bowel obstruction or stenosis, gallstones and hernias may also appear. Moreover, as gastric bypass interferes with natural bowel passage large portions of undigested food reach intestines and might cause dumping syndrome. It causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

What happens after the procedure?

Be aware that for the first two days after the surgery you will not be allowed to eat all. Later for 2 weeks you will eat clear liquids. The following step is eating pureed food which you do not need to chew. By the 5-6 weeks you will be allowed to eat solids. However chicken, steak and bread should stay away from  your diet. Besides, you should eat in small bites, chew thoroughly and recognize the moment you are full in order to prevent regurgitation. Note, that eating and drinking simultaneously is not recommended.

In gastric bypass a part of intestine where main absorption of vitamins and minerals occurs is bypassed. After the surgery patients are at higher risk of deficiency formation, including protein, calcium, iron and other microelements compared with other bariatric surgeries. In order to prevent it adequate supplementation is advised with which you will be introduced before the procedure.

What are the results of gastric bypass?

It is expected that after a year a patient will lose about 60 % of an excessive weight. Later weight loss will decrease and as it was mentioned before weight is maintained only in combination with diet and physical activity. In addition to weight loss, the gastric bypass surgery improves overall health condition and comorbidities – hypertension, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, diabetes type II, asthma and gastroeosophageal reflux disease.

If you find yourself considering gastric bypass surgery you should understand that it is a major procedure. Only after consulting with a doctor you should decide whether you want to undergo it or not.

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