What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Too many diets, weary of struggles that achieve no permanent results? There is only so much a person’s health can take before one must consider a more permanent solution – a weight loss surgery. It might have been just something you read about, heard from a friend in their post-surgery period or been advised by your GP. 

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
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In this article, we will answer the common question “what is gastric bypass surgery” but also take a look into some main benefits of having your gastric bypass abroad.

What is the nature of the surgery?

Overall, gastric bypass surgery divides the patient’s stomach into two parts – a large lower part, and a much smaller upper part now acting as the stomach. A chunk of the intestines will be bypassed, and the larger part of the stomach along with the bypassed first section of the small intestines will connect to the later part of the small intestine, and this will help with the drainage of digestive juices from that larger pocket. 

Shortly put – as a big portion of the normal stomach and small intestine gets skipped, you absorb less food, and absorbing less food means losing weight.

What is included in the process – before and after

Knowing about the surgery itself does not include all the answers to the ever-popular question “what is gastric bypass surgery”. This is also why when considering gastric bypass surgery prices and the gastric bypass cost abroad, one should definitely take into consideration what is included in the package aka – what are you paying for. 

When weighing options for gastric bypass surgery, Europe and especially the Baltic States should be considered first and foremost. It will make the travelling both – much shorter, easier, and cost a whole less money than some other popular non-European target countries, such as India or Mexico. 

Why Latvia is a top country for bariatric surgeries

One simply cannot speak of gastric bypass abroad without coming upon the very hub of weight-loss operations – namely, Latvia. In Latvia, gastric bypass surgeries are not just a whole lot less pricey, but also guaranteed high quality, due to years of serious practice and daily work for maintaining and raising the service quality. 

In our clinic, the Weight Loss Riga, the waiting lines are short – a few months instead of the years one can expect from the NHS, the prices less than half of those in the UK or Switzerland and the staff both professional, but not without that most needed personal, intimate touch. And the package itself which you pay for includes everything from the very start – consultations, tests, travel advice, transportation from and to the airport, a comfy stay for you and your travel companion in our hotel, the surgery, naturally, and consultations lasting several years post-surgery to help make sure you get all the best advice. 

As you see, the process does not need to be difficult and if you have any remaining questions, either about what is gastric bypass surgery or about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us!



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