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Gastric bypass


The gastric bypass surgery under general anaesthesia in surgery through small incisions in the abdominal wall. The operation takes about 6 hours and one must reckon with an inpatient hospitalization by less than a week. While almost the entire stomach near the entrance of the esophagus is separated, leaving only a minimal part of the stomach than any bag. To this end, the Center to disconnect small intestine is sewn on.

As a result, the food flows no longer through the stomach and into the small intestine. Further down the small intestine the other end of the small intestine is sewn on to then again, so that there is a link to the stomach. Food no longer in the stomach together, but in the small intestine and stomach juices meet in this way.

The food is digested so much later from the small intestine. This is the digestion process of less effective and less nutrients can be recycled out of the food for the body. Supported by the fact that very little solid food can be absorbed by the missing stomach at a time process

Gastric bypass and nutrition

Has a gastric bypass digestion less effective and the food intake is extremely slowed down. You will be forced by the intervention to adapt eating habits accordingly.

Gastric bypass cost and insurance

Assume that health insurance companies in many cases the cost of the operation. People with a BMI (body mass index) of over 30 is considered obese. Obesity or obesity is the cause of many health restrictions. A BMI of 40 (obesity type 3) usually costs take over the health insurance fund. It depends on the particular circumstances of the individual with a BMI below:

  • Health situation (supplementary and secondary diseases)
  • Mental health
  • Unsuccessful diets or treatments for weight loss

The gastric bypass, BMI

The body mass index assesses body weight relative to body size. This formula: weight in kg divided by (size in meters high 2), so m / l sq.. BMI also distinguishes between women, men, and the age. Here, there are slight differences to the evaluation of the BMI.

Heavy underweight16
Moderately underweight16-17
Slightly underweight17-18.5
Normal weight18.5-25
Obese, obesity 130-35
Obese, obesity 235-40
Obese, obesity 340 +.

After the gastric bypass

After 4 weeks you can take back solid food. It dietary supplements such as vitamins and Spurenmittel must be taken permanently in addition to dinner, because the shorter time of digestion in the small intestine, it is no longer enough. The gastric bypass weight loss is permanent and promises a long-term success. Through the extremely fast weight loss, the skin suffers and you can make an appointment with a plastic surgeon for skin firming in all problem areas immediately. Removing the excess flaps of skin is then subject to several OPs. You survived it all, to maintain his scars with a good Narbencreme, and is looking forward to a life without the excess pounds.

Price - cost in euro: 

6500 - 8500


Operation kind

General anesthesia

Operation duration

6 to 8 hours

Cutting length

Several small incisions


After successful weight loss is usually a plastic surgeon for skin tightening.


The entire process with preparation, slimming and firming then takes at least. 1-2 years

Ability to work

After 2 weeks


  • Infection, haemorrhage
  • Sensory disturbances in the operated area (injured nerves)
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Bleeding
  • Fall draining from the stomach into the small intestine
  • Negative changes of the intestinal flora (immune system etc.)
  • Higher risk to the formation of kidney stones



Health insurance

From a BMI 40 +, when all other treatments have failed. The personal circumstances play a role in the decision.


Due to the risk of a gastric bypass surgery, you always should try allowing operation of the health insurance fund. Should complications occur after the surgery, you must not finance itself after this. That can be quickly very expensive at OPs in the abdominal cavity.


Prior to surgery:

  • Disciplined eating practice
  • Practice change in eating habits
  • 10 days before any blood-thinning agents
  • 10 days before no cigarette and alcohol consumption
  • Forego hormone medications or birth control pills


After the surgery:

  • 4 weeks only liquid food non-carbonated
  • No foods that swell or expand
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Shower 2 weeks avoid no sunlight and hot tubs and saunas for a few months,
  • 1 month no sports or other heavy physical work
  • Abstain from cigarettes and alcohol for several weeks
  • Permanently take dietary supplements (vitamins, trace elements,...)

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