About Gastric Bypass Surgery
The gastric bypass is the most established weight loss surgery procedure, with scientific data following patients for over 25 years. At Optimise we perform this surgery using standard keyhole surgery or the latest Robotic technique with the DaVinci surgical robotic platform.
Patients can expect to lose 70-80% of their excess weight over 24 months. It works by altering the hunger hormones in the intestinal tract, also having the effect of putting type 2 diabetes into remission. For this reason, it is exceptionally good for those patients who have type 2 diabetes. We also recommend it as our procedure of choice for patients who suffer with acid reflux.
The Gastric Bypass Procedure
Through 5 small keyhole incisions, we create a small stomach pouch about the size of your thumb using the latest surgical stapling device. The small bowel is divided and attached to this small pouch in order to bypass the stomach and upper intestinal tract. The other end of the separated bowel is joined further downstream.
How to Prepare for Gastric Bypass Surgery
The Optimise Weight Loss package gives you all the support you need in order to prepare for your weight loss journey. The all inclusive pre-operative support includes:
- Consultant Anaesthetic review
- 1 to 1 Bariatric Psychology assessment
- 1 to 1 Bariatric Dietician review
- Specialist nurse talk through of surgery
- Consultant Surgeon Q&A consenting clinic
- Pre-operative blood tests, routine investigations and Covid-19 PCR swab test.
- Diabetes and medical optimisation.
During Your Stay
High level care and support, before, during and after your surgery. We aim to optimise your weight loss journey by performing surgery within a tailored specialist weight loss surgery plan. All of our team are NHS Weight loss specialists, bringing their safe expertise to the private sector.
On the day of surgery, you will be admitted to your own private room. When it is your turn, our friendly team will take you into the operating theatre. Our specialist Bariatric Anaesthetist will give you a safe general anaesthetic, using the latest enhanced recovery protocols in order to speed up your recovery. Surgery is performed with 5 small “keyhole” incisions (5-12mm in size) and takes approximately one and a half to two hours.
Most patients spend 2 nights in hospital (sometimes less) to adjust to the surgery. Our team of Consultant weight loss surgeons will review you at least twice a day to make sure you are following the expected recovery pathway. Once you have met our safety criteria for discharge, we will offer you the option of going home to continue your journey.
Optimise Aftercare Package
- Regular designated Specialist Bariatric consultant surgeon follow up
- Regular Specialist bariatric dietician follow-up (face to face or telemedicine)
- Specialist Nurse support, including on demand telephone helpline
- Blood tests as per UK national guidance
Lifelong per-to peer support group with online educational material and groups.
Lifelong specialist nurse support line.
Costs of Gastric Bypass Surgery - 0% FINANCE AVAILABLE
15-minute consultation to answer any specific weight loss questions and to meet one of the team.
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Covers the standard pre-operative package, surgery and inpatient stay. Includes 2-year aftercare support as detailed above, lifelong peer to peer and lifelong specialist nurse support line.
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