Gastric Bypass in Israel


Gastric bypass surgery is a weight loss procedure that makes the stomach smaller so it holds less food. Fewer calories are absorbed by the body because the food is no longer processed in the stomach and part of the small intestine.

Gastric bypass surgery is also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Who is a suitable candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery is suitable for people with a BMI of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 or more with a medical condition related to obesity such as diabetes or heart disease.

What are the chances of success with Gastric Bypass Surgery?

According to statistics from the Mayo Clinic, people can lose around one third of their excess weight in one to four years following gastric bypass surgery. Weight is lost more quickly following surgery and decreases over time. Sticking to a healthy diet and taking exercise increases the chances of success.

Duration of procedure/surgery:

Gastric bypass surgery takes between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

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