Gastric bypass surgery

Weight-loss from a gastric bypass surgery doesn’t last longer unless the patient takes extra measures to live a healthy life.

The decision to have a weight-loss surgery is a process that takes time and a lot of consideration. For long lasting results it is crucial to take into account the factors that led to the weight gain and prevent them to reappear after the surgery. Surgical treatment of obesity isn’t limited to the surgical act; it entails a global approach to obesity by a multidisciplinary medical team.

Medical Port developed a holistic weight-loss program for those individuals who want to have surgery abroad. Being in a complete new environment helps in the changing process required in these types of programs. This program is for individuals considered obese by medical standards. A simple way to find out if a person is obese is the Body Mass Index (BMI) test. You can take the test hereObese people are considered the ones who have a BMI greater than 35. Although the BMI can be a good indicator, it isn’t the only assessment tool and doctor’s thorough diagnosis is always necessary.

Gastric bypass is one of the many alternatives for a bariatric surgery. It is a procedure where the digestive system is re-routed past most of the stomach so that people digest less food and feel full after eating a smaller portion of what they used to eat.

After the surgery, patients have to embrace a healthy life with better nutrition and exercise as part of their daily routine. Gastric bypass surgery can lead to a great amount of weight-loss in the short term, but to ensure long-term results, Medical Port developed a follow-up program that can last up to 2 years, where the medical team locally and remotely accompanies the patient adjusting the important variables for maintaining the desired weight.

To learn more about Medical Port’s weight-loss surgery abroad program, click here.

Medical Port provides the unique combination of the excellence of medical services in Portugal with its renowned hospitality in order to guarantee that you get a reliable and effective medical care. Write us at info@medicalport.org

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2 comments on “Gastric bypass surgery
  1. NO ONE EVERY TELLS YOU THAT AROUND THE FOURTH YEAR AFTER SURGERY, YOU START GAINING INCHES, NOT WEIGHT, AND YOUR BODY NO LONGER ABSORBS VITAMINS. MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOST ALL THEIR TEETH, BROKE THEIR BACK, LOST HAIR, ALL DUE TO LACK OF NESSENTAL VITAMINS MOST BARIATRIC DOCTORS RELEASE YOU JUST PRIOR TO YOUR FOURTH YEAR. I WONDER WHY?

  2. Mia Boyd says:

    Thanks for the information. I had no idea that gastric bypass isn’t as effective as it can be without the patient trying to live a healthier life. I’ve been overweight my whole life, and I’d really love to look into gastric bypass to help me lose weight. After the procedure, I’ll make sure I exercise and such, just like you suggested.

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