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Gastric Bypass in Chiang Mai

The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Bypass in Chiang Mai

Grossly overweight and want to do something about it? You can with a gastric bypass in Chiang Mai. You’ll also save money compared to the prices back home, and get the chance to enjoy an exotic holiday at the same time.

While there are several methods you can use to lose and maintain a healthy weight, some don’t give the result you desire, and you still end up accumulating excess fat in your body. In addition to disappointment, some weight loss options will increase your expenses from changing the diet, a new wardrobe to medication. Gastric bypass in Chiang Mai is less-expensive, and you’ll forget some of the overheads that have been bothering you all your life.

Gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery that changes how your stomach and small intestines handle the food you eat. The surgery makes your stomach smaller, and you’ll feel full with less food. After eating, not all parts of your stomach and small intestines will receive the food. As a result of this, your body will not get all of the calories and nutrients from the food you eat.

Gastric bypass is ideal for men or women who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. If you have a BMI of 35-40 and suffer from type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, then you are perfect for the surgery. It is also essential to note that a gastric bypass is an option for people who’ve tried other weight loss programs and failed.

Why get a Gastric Bypass in Chiang Mai?

While weight loss surgery is not fully covered by Medicare, most patients in Australia, New Zealand, UK will have to manage expenses out of their pockets. The expenses might be costly, and this might be the only reason that is getting in your way to achieving your goal. Here is the good news. Thailand, has the best gastric bypass surgery prices. If you book with Medical Departures, you will end up spending a fraction of what the procedure costs at home.

While many medical tourists are attracted to Chiang Mai because of the low-priced services, they are also attracted by medical expertise and western accreditation. Thailand has facilities certified by the United States’ prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) certification, and you will find there are plenty of bariatric surgery specialists who are members of the International Federation for Surgery for Obesity. Besides, all the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and equipment have been approved by relevant bodies. This means you can be sure of world-class services.

For patients’ safety and time, Medical Departures do quality checks on facilities in Chiang Mai. If we are satisfied, we list them on our site. We have prepared questionnaires about doctor qualifications, licenses, professional memberships and online/legal reputation which every facility has to address fully. Collecting real patients’ testimonials/reviews as well as verifying procedures adopted by the clinic toward safety and hygiene are also part of our quality assurance programs.

How long does gastric bypass in Chiang Mai take and what is the recovery time?

In the gastric bypass procedure, two performances are always combined;

1: creating a small pouch which restricts food intake and
2: constructing a bypass of the duodenum and a portion of the small intestine with an aim of causing malabsorption (decreased ability to absorb calories and nutrients from food).

There are two types of gastric bypass surgery; Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RGB) and extensive gastric bypass (biliopancreatic diversion). Both the procedures can last from 1-3 hours.

In Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), the surgeon uses a tiny camera (laparoscope) to view your belly then makes 4-6 cuts. Once the cuts are made, a small pouch which will limit the amount of food you eat is created and a Y-shaped section of the small intestines attached. While this allows the food to bypass the duodenum, it also causes a reduction in calorie and nutrient absorption.

The second procedure is extensive gastric bypass (biliopancreatic diversion) where a large surgical cut is made to open the belly and the lower portion of the stomach removed. A small pouch that always remains is attached directly to the intestines. This means the duodenum will be completely bypassed.

Gastric bypass is an inpatient surgery, and you’ll need to be in the hospital for about 3 days. After the surgery, you can be able to return to work within 3 weeks. While patients may notice significant weight loss within 2 years following surgery, the most dramatic weight loss occurs during the first 6-8 months.

What is the cost of Gastric bypass in Chiang Mai compared to Australia?

The average cost of gastric bypass in Chiang Mai is at least 50% lower in Chiang Mai than you’d pay at home.

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