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Gastric Bypass in Manila

The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Bypass in Manila

Getting a gastric bypass in Manila may be right for you, especially with the high quality and much more ffordable cost of care you can find here. Gastric bypass surgery can help you lose 50%-80% of excess weight, and be able to keep it off with diet and exercise.

Am I a good candidate for Gastric Bypass?

You may be if:
You are 100 or more pounds (45 kg) above ideal weight
Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 40 or more, or 35 or more with diseases related to obesity, like diabetes, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure or sleep apnea.
You’ve tried, and your doctor has documented, weight management efforts including diet and exercise.
You are addiction free, and are free of any major psychiatric disorder.

Why Should I get my Gastric Bypass in Manila?

Manila is more than qualified to meet your primary concerns with where to get your Gastric Bypass surgery. You’ll find highly educated, skilled and experienced surgeons, along with state of the art facilities. All for incredibly low prices, in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The costs of Gastric Bypass in Manila are 50% - 90% less than what you’d find at home – even once you include the airfare and accommodations. You can even fit in a bit of a vacation, once you talk to your surgeon to determine how best to enjoy your time, on white sandy beaches, Find out why everything is more fun in the Philippines.

How can I be sure of the quality of Gastric Bypass in Manila, Philippines?

You’ll find the same quality of care in Manila as you would at home. Many surgeons are trained in Europe, the U.S.A., and in top medical schools in Asia. It is important to research Gastric Bypass treatment, providers and facilities in Manila, just as you would for providers at home. Since not all surgeons are alike, you need to learn as much about them as possible. Research the procedure, the surgeon’s education, professional associations and experience. Read their reviews, too, to see how satisfied their previous patients were.

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What happens during Gastric Bypass?

Gastric Bypass is usually done as a laparoscopic procedure, through small abdominal incisions. The working portion of the stomach is made smaller and attached further down the small intestine.

For more information about gastric bypass, visit the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.


Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), considered the “Gold Standard” of bariatric surgery. RYGB uses a staple to separate a small portion of the stomach into a small pouch, and excluding the rest of the stomach from food digesting functions. The new small stomach pouch is attached to the small intestine, a little further down than where the stomach and small intestine usually attach.

One Anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB, Mini-gastric bypass) separates a tube like portion of the stomach, and connects it to the intestine. The OAGB technique significantly reduces the size of the stomach that processes food, and attaches about 200 centimeters further down the small intestine, which also reduces absorption of fats and nutrients.

How long will the procedure take to do?

A Gastric Bypass surgery can take about 90 minutes to complete.

What does the recovery process look like?

You’ll spend at least a couple days in the hospital, and you can drive and return to work in about two weeks, once you stop taking pain medicine. Talk with your doctor about any side effects, and dietary restrictions.

Take it easy once you are back at home, but you should be OK without extra help. You may be asked to not lift more than 20 pounds / 4.5kg for the first month and a half. It is good to move around, and do your regular daily activities, and rest when you need.

You’ll have to follow a very specialized diet, and have regular follow-ups with your doctor.

What now?

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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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