Various bariatric surgeries are no longer a luxury, as recent studies have shown that obesity is associated with more than 47 different diseases.
You don't have to live under the threat of serious obesity-related illnesses, especially if you feel frustrated trying different diets and exercises.
Browse this article to learn more about the gastric bypass procedure, also known as the omega loop, without surgery, and you can also browse the gastric sleeve procedure to see which one suits your needs.
First, let's explain in detail what the gastric bypass procedure is and why it is called by this name?
The laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure in Egypt, also known as the omega loop, is one of the globally recognized bariatric surgeries and is performed safely in Egypt by the most skilled and specialized surgeons in bariatric surgeries.
During this procedure, a part of the stomach is separated and the gastrointestinal path is changed so that the first part of the intestines (about 2 meters, or as the surgeon decides according to his experience) is bypassed. With the reduction of the stomach size and the bypass of the first part of the intestines, gradual weight loss occurs by reducing the absorption of food, especially sugars. Like the gastric sleeve procedure, the bypass is performed laparoscopically through only 4 incisions, each less than 2 centimeters long.
After learning about the laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure, how do I make sure it's the right procedure for me?
If you consume a large amount of sweets and sugars daily, suffer from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and your body mass index (BMI) is higher than 40 or 35 with other obesity-related diseases, you are a candidate for the laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure.
How can I calculate my body mass index (BMI)?
It is calculated using the following equation: weight / (height)2, which means weight divided by the square of height, taking into account calculating weight in kilograms and height in meters, not centimeters. If you need help calculating your BMI, contact us, and we will assist you.
Does the gastric bypass procedure help cure diabetes? How does it work?
The laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure in Egypt can help you get rid of type 2 diabetes by up to 90%. In type 1 diabetes cases, insulin medication decreases by more than 50% after the gastric bypass procedure in Egypt. Curing diabetes is due to bypassing the part responsible for absorbing sugars from the intestines, thereby reducing the blood glucose level.
Will I need to take vitamins after the gastric bypass procedure?
Yes, you will need to take them for life after the procedure, but in the case of laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedures, you only need to take them for 6 months.
Are there different types of laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures?
Yes, there are two types:
1- Classic laparoscopic gastric bypass without surgery.
2- Mini gastric bypass by laparoscope.
The latter is the most famous procedure globally compared to the classic bypass.
How can I choose the right procedure for me, classic gastric bypass or mini gastric bypass?
It is determined by your bariatric surgeon in Egypt after reviewing your medical history and obesity-related diseases. Typically, if there is severe GERD, classic gastric bypass is the best option for you, while in most cases, laparoscopic mini gastric bypass is the gold standard.
What is the expected weight loss percentage after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in Egypt?
You can expect to lose 90% of your excess weight within the first few months after the procedure and reach your ideal weight within a year. Studies have also shown that a greater proportion of weight is lost with gastric bypass surgery compared to other bariatric surgeries.
Will I feel pain after the gastric bypass surgery?
Rest assured that laparoscopic gastric bypass surgeries are now painless, especially with the PCA device.