Find out about weight loss surgery options in Malaysia, such as a Gastric Bypass in Johor Bahru. The city is the country’s second largest and a popular destination, particularly for Singapore nationals who are only a 10 minute train journey away.
Weight loss surgery is an increasingly popular option for losing a large amount of weight, particularly as the world’s population is becoming fatter. For most Westerners, it is a drastic measure, but not a particularly affordable one. Countries like Malaysia offer a more reasonable alternative, with cities like Johor Bahru becoming medical tourist hotspots thanks to their accessibility, top-quality healthcare facilities and tourist amenities.
You may not have heard of Johor Bahru like you have Kuala Lumpur, but it is a popular destination in its own right. It is the perfect location for those traveling from Singapore or Indonesia, particularly because of its much lower cost-of-living and, therefore, much cheaper prices.
The city is modern, offering everything you would expect as a visitor, from top-class hotels; first-rate restaurants and a huge array of shopping facilities. It also offers a wide assortment of leisure activities, including golf and 25 kilometers of recreational waterfront at Danga Bay.
As far as medical tourism is concerned, the city can compete internationally with anywhere else in the world. Malaysia is one of the top medical tourist destinations on the planet due to its high-quality healthcare facilities (it has a number of JCI accredited hospitals – one of the highest pointers of exceptionally good standards) and medical professionals who are experienced, expertly-trained and well-qualified.
At Medical Departures we run our own background checks, doing some groundwork on your behalf. We list qualifications and professional memberships, pay onsite clinic visits and collect real patient reviews which we publish on our website, along with high-definition photos and other useful information. This way you know that when you book with us you are certain that your chosen facility is reputable.
When you are choosing to have surgery anywhere we always advise you do your own research. Weight loss surgery is a specialist area and while you should look to ensure your surgeon has professional surgical qualifications from their own country, you can also look for international qualifications and memberships of professional bodies such as the International Federation for Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) which can also help you to decide if your chosen surgeon is the right one for you.
The gastric bypass is one of the quickest bariatric (weight loss) surgery methods, generally only taking an hour. Usually, it is performed laparascopically (keyhole surgery) which means multiple small incisions are made across the abdomen and the surgery performed through long tubes with microscopic attachments rather than through traditional long incisions which take longer to heal.
The procedure involves the creation of a small pouch at the top of the stomach by dividing it. This small pouch is then connected directly to the small intestine so when food enters the pouch it bypasses the larger part of the stomach. This ensures you feel fuller a lot more quickly, and so eat less food, which helps you lose weight.
You will usually stay in hospital for up to 5 days, although it can be as short as 2. After surgery you will need to give your digestive system a little time to recovery and so you will be prohibited from eating food for a day or two. After that, liquids will be reintroduced, followed by pureed or soft food, like mashed potatoes, before progressing to solids.
You will be given a lot of counselling before and after your surgery. This is a massive change for you and your body and you will need to overhaul your lifestyle a lot. You will need to be 100% committed to changing your relationship with food, ensuring you incorporate healthy options into your regime to maintain the healthy nutrients your body needs, as well as integrating exercise into your daily routine.
It may take a month or two for you and your body to adjust and you may well feel a little out-of-sorts and depressed, but once you have gotten over the initial adjustment you’ll find the weight dropping off will be hugely encouraging.
The cost of a gastric bypass in Seoul is at least 50% less than it is at home.
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