Gastric Bypass in Spain

1 clinic(s) offering Gastric Bypass Surgery treatment in Spain
Vithas Xanit International Hospital Verified

Xanit International Hospital is the leading private hospital on the Costa del Sol. It is located in Benalmádena, approximately 15 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Marbella. We provide complete bariatric surgical care and have the expertise to manage the most challenging and complex conditions. We offer comprehensive evaluations before surgery and follow-up care after surgery.

I am delighted with the treatment I received at the Vithas Xanit International Hospital, not only with my operation, but also with the follow-up that has been done to my daughter, who is also a patient of this wonderful hospital. All the staff of the center and the doctors who have followed my case have treated me with great kindness and have explained at every moment the steps to follow. We visited this hospital before because my wife and I had a medical check-up and we were delighted. Thanks again to those responsible for Patient Care, Nursing, Physicians, etc. for their professionalism and kindness these days. Estoy encantado con el trato que he recibido en el Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, ya no solo con mi operación, sino también con el seguimiento que se le ha hecho a mi hija, que también es paciente de este estupendo hospital. Todo el personal del centro y los doctores que han seguido mi caso me han tratado con una gran amabilidad y me han explicado en cada momento los pasos a seguir. Ya visitamos este hospital con anterioridad porque mi mujer y yo nos hicimos un chequeo médico y quedamos encantados. Dar las gracias de nuevo a las responsables de Atención al Paciente, Enfermería, Médicos, etc. por su profesionalidad y amabilidad en estos días.
June 2018
My visit to the hospital was excellent, not only for the treatment received but also for the professionalism of the specialists who treated me. I have been very satisfied with the service they have given me. Mi visita al hospital fue excelente, no sólo por el trato recibido sino también por la profesionalización de los especialistas que me atendieron. He quedado muy satisfecho con el servicio que me han prestado.
June 2018
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What is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery divides the stomach into one small upper pouch and one larger lower section. A new link is made between the two parts of the stomach and the intestines. The link bypasses parts of the stomach where calories are absorbed.

 

Gastric bypass surgery dramatically reduces stomach capacity and changes the function of the stomach. Bypassing the intestines channels the patient to absorb fewer nutrients from their food intake. The smaller pouch allows patients to feel fuller faster.

 

Surgeons use different techniques to create the new link to the intestines. The most common gastric bypass surgery is called RNY, or Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass.

 

A Good Candidate for Gastric Bypass

Not everyone will qualify for gastric bypass surgery. There are guidelines that you must meet before a gastric bypass surgeon will consider you a candidate. The following is the list of criteria:

 

· body mass index of 30 or higher

· obesity related health problems

· must be at least 90 pounds overweight

· obese for over five years

· tried all other methods of weight loss and have documented proof

 

Gastric Bypass Procedure

Gastric bypass surgery is performed under a general anesthetic and is typically executed using a surgical procedure called laparoscopy – sometimes referred to as “key-hole “surgery.

Once the stomach is inflated, surgeons make a number of small incisions in the abdomen, rather than the large single incision used in traditional surgery. The laparoscope, or viewing tube, is inserted to perform the procedure.

 

The surgeon creates the small upper pouch uses staples to seal the pouch off from the rest of the stomach. A link is formed between the pouch and the intestines using the Y shaped part of the intestines.

 

No internal parts of the stomach are removed however most of the stomach is now bypassed. Food will travel directly to the second part of the small intestine, also known as the jejunum and will absorb fewer calories. The majority of the small intestine, the duodenum, is bypassed. The lower part of the stomach continues to work normally for healthy digestion.

 

Average Duration of Gastric bypass surgery: 1-2 hours. If open surgery is executed instead of laparoscopic surgery, the operating time is reduced.