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Gastric Bypass in Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Bypass in Malaysia

If you have tried all possible diet and exercise regimens and failed and are not just plump but obese, you should serious consider gastric bypass, which is one of the surgeries that come under bariatric surgery. This is a reasonably new form of surgery (the first surgery of this kind was done in 1967) that is used for people who fail to lose weight by other means and this actually restricts the stomach size in one way or the other.

Obesity not only dents your self-image and lowers your self esteem but may also increase the risk of many lifestyle diseases like:

Diabetes
High blood pressure
Arthritis or joint diseases
Cardiovascular ailments

This can be quite a frightening scenario and that is why it is important that you explore surgical options to lose weight safely and surely.

Why should you get gastric bypass done in Malaysia?

Malaysia has highly qualified doctors, very good hospitals, and great nursing care and is a largely English speaking country. You can have the gastric bypass surgery done there very easily and not have to worry about whether or not insurance will pay for it or not since you can get it done on your own without breaking the bank.

The country is also a popular tourist spot and you can enjoy a holiday in Malaysia prior to the surgery as after the surgery you will need some rest. You can stay at a nice resort or hotel and enjoy your time there. Malaysia also has many tourist attractions and you have a plethora of choices as far as food, shopping, sightseeing and entertainment options are concerned and if you are a nature lover, Malaysia is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet!

Why can’t you book a gastric bypass procedure in Malaysia on your own?

Gastric bypass surgery is a fairly serious surgery and you do want experienced doctors to handle your surgery. If you book on your own, you will not be sure about the qualifications of the doctors and the amenities in the place you select. Medical Departures, however, takes the fear away as we check out the qualifications and accreditations of the doctors, the staff, the hospital and other factors that play a role in good medical treatment.

When you book through us you are assured of good quality at a great price. We list only the clinics we approve of and those that meet our standards. We have your best interests at heart and want to take good care of your health.

How long does the surgery take and what is the recovery time?

Bariatric surgery – in this case gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y) can be done in two ways: open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Both methods staple the stomach, dividing it into two parts and making it smaller. The top section, where the food will go, is then directly connected to the small intestine (the bypass). Since the top pouch is small, you will eat less and feel full sooner. This enables you to lose weight.

While both methods have the same results, open surgery requires more time on the operating table and a longer recovery time as well. If you have the same surgery laparscopically, the surgery gets over faster and you may need to spend only 2-3 days in hospital. Unless there is a problem, most doctors nowadays prefer laparoscopic method of surgery.

Recovery time will vary from two to three weeks. You also have to follow a diet plan and eat small frequent meals to get adequate nutrition. For a few days you will not be able to eat any food and will be on intravenous fluids and then you will be allowed liquids and later soft foods. You will be able to lose a lot of weight very fast with this method. You can plan on a minimum of two weeks of rest in the very least.

What is the cost of gastric bypass surgery in Malaysia?

In Australia, you can expect to pay between AUD 16,000 to AUD 18,000. Depending on how overweight you are, some costs may be covered by medical insurance or you may be eligible for Medicare rebates. In Malaysia you can expect to pay between AUD 5,000 and AUD 10,000 depending on the kind of hospital you go to.

What now?

Even if you are comfortable with your weight you should know that obesity has many health risks. Contact Medical Departures for getting your queries answered. Our customer care team will address your concerns and help you out with the booking process.

Don’t wait for the weight to pile on even more. Have your gastric bypass surgery in Malaysia and lose weight and regain health.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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