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Gastric Bypass in Kuala Lumpur

The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Bypass in Kuala Lumpur

A Gastric bypass in Kuala Lumpur may well be the answer to your obesity problems. If you have morbid obesity, if you are very overweight and have tried all kinds of methods of losing weight and have been unsuccessful and you are at risk of diabetes and heart disease, you should seriously consider surgical methods of losing weight. Gastric bypass is one of the surgeries available that make you lose weight without having to control your diet, though you have to eat right anyway.

This surgery actually reduces the size of your stomach, so you automatically eat less and still feel full. Your weight just melts away as you simply don’t eat as much as you used to. At the same time, after gastric bypass surgery you have to eat healthy to get all the nutrients you need.

Why get the surgery done in Kuala Lumpur?

When done for cosmetic reasons – in order to lose weight – medical insurance does not pay the cost of this surgery. In Kuala Lumpur it is reasonably priced and you can afford to get it done. At the same time you get to enjoy a holiday in a beautiful place, a place you may have always wanted to visit. It is a popular tourist destination, visited by millions from all over the world.

KL as it is commonly called is also a premier medical tourist destination since it has state of the art medical facilities, well trained doctors, often certified from western universities and a largely English speaking populace. The city is easy to navigate, has great shopping and dining options and also has a host of sightseeing options.

Why can’t you simply book on your own?

Gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery and all surgeries carry an element of risk. You really don’t want to compound your risk by going through a random web site without knowing its antecedents or whether they have any connections with medical associations such as the Joint Commission International. When you book through Medical Departures, you know that you will have a safety factor in place.

That is because we carry out checks on the doctors, the medical facilities, the staff and the equipment before recommending a place on our website. We also perform patient interviews to make sure that everything is above board. Our booking process is easy and friendly as well since we want to make sure that you have a great experience.

How long does gastric bypass surgery take and what is the recovery period?

Gastric bypass surgery takes between two and four hours, depending on which kind of procedure is used. One of reasons that gastric bypass surgery takes long is because the surgeon has to cut through all the fat in the body. The surgery consists of dividing the stomach into two parts, the small one which will hold the food and a larger pouch. The division is done either by staples or by complete separation. The small part of the stomach is connected to the middle part of the small intestine, bypassing the duodenum and the upper part of the small intestine.

Done under general anesthesia, the surgery is complex and you will need to stay in hospital for two to three days. If the surgery is done by the open method, recovery time can take as much as four weeks. If done laparoscopic ally, you may recover faster. You will be on intravenous fluids for the time you are hospital, to allow the stomach to heal. After that, you will be on liquid foods and then soft foods and gradually work your way to solids.

What does gastric bypass surgery cost?

This is expensive surgery in Australia and you can pay between AUD 16,000 to AUD 18,000. Depending on your current health condition, your insurance may pay for some of the cost of the surgery. In Kuala Lumpur, you can pay between AUD 5,000 and AUD 10,000 without having to go through insurance companies and paperwork associated with it.

What now?

If your health and your body image are important to you then book now with Medical Departures. Look below on ways to contact us.

After gastric bypass surgery in Kuala Lumpur you will be on your way to a new and slimmer body.

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