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Gastric Bypass in Pattaya

The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Bypass in Pattaya

A gastric bypass in Pattaya could be an option for you if you are suffering with obesity.

You may have tried various weight loss methods, but have been unsuccessful in the long run, inevitably putting on even more weight after losing it and ending up heavier than before. Carrying so much excess weight makes exercising difficult, and often leads to emotional and psychological problems apart from physical ones.

Obesity can result in

  • Poor self-image
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low energy levels
  • Pressure on the cardiovascular system
  • Inability to do many exercises or be physically active
  • Piling on even more weight
  • Diabetes

If you are at a crossroads and traditional weight loss methods have not worked for you, you should seriously consider gastric bypass surgery.

Why should you get gastric bypass done in Pattaya?

Gastric bypass surgery for weight loss alone is not covered by medical insurance, unless your doctor can show that you have serious health problems due to obesity. Even then, insurance companies may not cover the entire expense. As such, it becomes an expensive proposition when you have to pay on your own.

Pattaya has made a name for itself as a medical tourist destination. It has all the tourist facilities a holiday maker looks for and it also has modern clinics with qualified doctors that attract medical tourists. The cost of living in Pattaya is very low and so the surgery can be done for a lot less money here, without compromising on the quality. Surgeons are suitably qualified and reputable clinics meet international hygiene and safety standards.

Is it possible to book a gastric bypass procedure in Pattaya on your own?

It is possible to do so, but it is not advisable. After all, you have no experience of medical facilities and other factors that you would check out at a similar place in Australia. However, if you book through Medical Departures, we have already put in a system of checks and balances in place. We investigate the clinics and hospitals, we check out the qualifications and degrees of the doctors and even interview patients post surgery so that we can get their first-hand reviews.

When you book through Medical Departures, you know that we have your best interests in mind. We get you good deals at affordable rates and do all the investigations that you cannot so that you are safe. Your peace of mind is ensured and you can book without any apprehensions.

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

Gastric bypass surgery is bariatric surgery – one of the many ways that surgery helps you lose weight. In this type of surgery, the surgeon makes a small pouch in your stomach, stapling part of the stomach. This pouch is connected directly to the intestine. This can be done via open surgery or using the laproscopic method (Roux en Y gastric bypass), which is easier and involves a shorter recovery time. Open surgery actually removes part of the stomach, instead of making it smaller. The surgery takes two to four hours and is performed under general anesthesia.

You will need to stay in hospital for two to three days. Recovery time will start at two weeks and may be more if you have open surgery. On the positive side, you will lose 60 to 80 percent excess weight in a year or more and this depends on your diet post surgery and your initial weight.

As stomach size shrinks after surgery, you eat less and the weight drops off, without your feeling hungry. It is also important to follow the medical advice regarding your diet and food habits and take vitamin and mineral supplements as advised. Gastric bypass surgery means that you will be able to eat very little at a time, so you need to have small and frequent meals that provide you good nutrition.

What now?

You need to get rid of excess weight for health reasons if not for appearance - so check out our clinics and prices.

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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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