Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in India: A Huge Respite for Medical Tourists looking for Weight Loss

by Larry Oshiola Medical Consultant
With every passing year, the number of obese or overweight people is mounting rapidly. We regularly witness such people around us and also cannot imagine the problems they are facing in their daily lives. No matter what methods they adopt, they are not able to get rid of that surplus fat.

Obesity is a very grave health condition and it brings different kinds of difficult health disorders with it. Some of them are:
  1. Congestive Heart Failure
  2. Enlarged Heart
  3. Varicose Veins
  4. Menstrual Irregularities and Infertility
  5. Venous disease
  6. Fatty Liver Disease
  7. Osteoarthritis
  8. Acid Reflux
  9. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in India

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in India

Today, India is looked upon throughout the world for being home to the most progressive levels of healthcare amenities. Every type of surgical procedure is available at the Indian hospitals because of the continual evolution going on in the medical sector. So the international patients can get all types of Bariatric procedures done too and the surgical hands performing these are extremely experienced with high surgical success rate. Thus, receiving Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in India is definitely a very lucrative decision for the medial tourists.
Before finalizing this procedure for a patient, the clinical team does a thorough evaluation of the overall health condition. Those who smoke or drink are advised to stop these couple of months prior to the surgery. Also, the patients need to be committed enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow good dietary habits. The surgery may be done using the Laparotomy (a large cut is made in the belly) or the Laparoscopic approach.

The actual procedure:
  1. The surgery mostly takes several hours.
  2. The patient is given general anaesthesia to keep the pain and discomfort away
  3. These days mostly the surgeons may use the Laparoscopic approach in which the surgeon will make several small incisions in the abdominal area. Then the surgeon will pass a laparoscope to insert small surgical tools and instruments
  4. Then a laparoscopic stapler is used to create a small stomach pouch with the upper part of the patient’s stomach
  5. Then the stapler is used to split the upper part of the small intestine into a tube that has two ends
  6. One end of the small intestine that is the Roux limb is brought up to reach the stomach pouch, and a small connection that is the Anastomosis is created between them. Then the other end of the small intestine is then attached to another part of the small intestine
  7. Then the surgeon may check for any leaks with the help of dye study or an upper endoscopy before completing the surgery
There are very minor chances of any side effects or complications and the recovery too is very smooth. Most patients lose about 60 percent of their weight and by keeping the food and lifestyle habits steady, the patients can surely look forward to long-lasting benefits.

Low Cost Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in India
India is performing very laudably as a healthcare tourism destination for patients from all over the world. The patients from developed countries like USA, UK and particularly from developing countries like Nigeria, Zambia and many other such countries find India the most suitable for them. The population of such countries are either coming from a very underprivileged background or those who are looking for cost effective treatment options. India is fulfilling all the requirements of these patients and this is the reason medical tourism to India is progressing outstandingly.
Similarly, for Bariatric procedures too, there are excellent facilities at the top Indian hospitals; especially for Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in India these hospitals have state-of-the-art treatment infrastructure. The usage of latest surgical instruments makes this procedure immensely successful and therefore this procedure is so very sought after. Further, the availability of this procedure at very affordable prices makes availing this surgery in India all the more rewarding. There are many patients who are getting very low cost Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in India as compared to other leading countries where they have to pay a lot more. For example, the medical tourists can get this procedure done at $7,000 in India while in USA it costs $25,000. Thus, the presence of these exceptional healthcare attributes in India has positioned India as the leader in the medical tourism industry.

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About Larry Oshiola Committed   Medical Consultant

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