What is a Gastric Bypass?
A Gastric Bypass is another common form of weight loss surgery that Mr Mehta provides. It’s sometimes called a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and it works by surgically making your stomach smaller, and bypassing part of your intestines so that you absorb fewer calories.
Unlike the Gastric Band, this is a more invasive and permanent procedure and is usually considered by those who are found to be morbidly obese.
The Gastric Bypass is usually performed using keyhole surgery, and using surgical staples, Mr Mehta will make a small pouch from the top of your stomach and will separate it from the lower part of the stomach.
He will then form an opening at the bottom of the pouch and connect it to a part of the small intestine, so any food that you eat will pass through the newly formed stomach, and will bypass the larger stomach and the first part of your small intestines.
The length of the intestines bypassed is set so that when you reach your ideal weight, you will be able to absorb the right amount of nutrients to maintain your weight.
How should I prepare for surgery?
To prepare for your surgery, if you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking due to the increased risk of developing an infection post surgery which can slow down your recovery and consequently may lead to complications.
Furthermore, you may also be asked to switch to a low-fat and low-carb diet a couple of weeks prior to your operation as this will help to reduce the size of your liver, making it easier and safer to perform the Gastric Bypass.
Where will the surgery take place?
The surgery will be performed at the Spire Hospital by Mr Mehta under a general anaesthetic, which means you will be fast asleep when you are having the procedure and you won’t be able to feel anything.
The procedure normally takes 2-3 hours and most patients are able to go home a few days later, with recovery taking between 6-8 weeks.
Mr Mehta is an experienced and highly regarded surgeon, having performed hundreds of weight loss procedures with excellent outcomes for his patients.
Mr Mehta was very professional and informative throughout my consultation. He listened to my questions carefully and answered honestly and appropriately with the patients best interest at heart.
I proceeded to go head with my gastric sleeve surgery and have had no complications and a speedy recovery since.
Mr Mehta even called the hospital during the night out of his working hours to check on my progress. I would like to deeply thank Mr Mehta for being such a great surgeon. I could not have asked for any better. 👏🏼💕
My experience of my procedure with Mr Sam Mehta was faultless. He was informative, caring and gave me much to think about after my initial consultation.
I had my procedure in April and recovered well and am losing weight successfully. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring a similar procedure.
I had been toying with the idea of a gastric band for years and finally built up the courage to go for a consultation.
I was very nervous about the procedure so I asked many questions.
Mr Mehta answered all of my questions open and honestly putting my mind at rest, with a relaxed and friendly manner.
I decided to go ahead with the surgery and had my procedure May of this year. Everything went to plan and I am now seeing great results.
Thank you Mr Mehta
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