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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass procedures (GBP) are any of a group of similar operations used to treat morbid obesity - the severe accumulation of excess weight as fatty tissue - and the health problems (co-morbidities) it causes.

Gastric bypass surgery, which is also commony referred to as stomach stapling or Roux-en-Y surgery, makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. This makes you feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size, thereby reducing the amount of food you eat and thus the calories consumed. Bypassing part of the intestine also results in fewer calories being absorbed. This leads to weight loss, typically dramatic and markedly reduces co-morbidities.

Although guidelines vary, surgery is generally considered when your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher or you have a life-threatening or disabling condition related to your weight. Weight loss surgery may also be an option for people with a BMI between 35 and 40 who suffer from obesity-related problems, for example, severe sleep apnea, obesity-related heart disease, or diabetes.

Your doctor may consider doing gastric bypass surgery if you have been unable to achieve satisfactory and sustained weight loss by dietary efforts.

An increasing number of gastric bypass operations are now performed by limited access techniques, termed "laparoscopy". Learn more about laparoscopic gastric bypass (also known as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y surgery).

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Affordable gastric bypass surgery in Panama

Panama is reputed for its high quality healthcare at low cost and is thus a popular medical tourism destination among uninsured and underinsured Americans. The quality of care offered by Healthbase health care provider partners in Panama is comparable or superior to what is available in the US while price-wise it is much cheaper.

Read about medical tourism and request a FREE quote for gastric bypass surgery in Panama.

 

Healthbase partner hospitals in Panama for low-cost Gastric Bypass surgery

Healthbase has partnered with top-notch hospitals in Panama that offer affordable high quality bariatric procedures to treat obesity including gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric bypass, lap band surgery, laparoscopic lap band surgery, mini-gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.

Our partner in Panama offering the gastric bypass procedure:

Detail profiles of the above hospital and other bariatric hospitals are available to our registered members. Registration is FREE, quick and easy and entitles you to FREE quotes.

 

Specialist bariatric surgeons for Gastric Bypass

Detail profiles of the above doctors and other bariatric specialist surgeons are available to our registered members. Registration is FREE, quick and easy and entitles you to FREE quotes.

 

Gastric Bypass surgery experience of Healthbase customers

Healthbase has coordinated gastric bypass surgery and other bariatric surgeries in Panama for patients from USA and all around the world. Check out our gastric bypass surgery testimonials.

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Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-funded businesses, insurance carriers, benefit consultants, insurance agents, and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. Our state-of-the-art, easy to use, information rich web-based system makes it easy to coordinate international medical care including necessary travel and accommodation for patients and their companions, all at one place.

The cost of surgical care at our ever growing network of affiliated institutions is typically a fraction of the cost of care in the U.S. with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbase arranges first class services for patients at major internationally accredited hospitals in Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, USA and is expanding to Canada, UK, Jordan,Taiwan, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, El Salvador and Guatemala.

We offer over two hundred medical, dental and cosmetic procedures in various categories: Orthopedic procedures such as hip replacement, Birmingham hip resurfacing, artificial knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee surgery; Cardiac and Vascular procedures like heart bypass (multiple coronary artery bypass graft or CABG), aortic aneurysm repair, heart valve repair, heat valve replacement, angioplasty, RF Ablation; Spinal procedures such as spine fusion, laminectomy, disc replacement; Weight-loss procedures like gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve; Eye procedures like LASIK; Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, face lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction; Dental procedures such as orthognathic surgery, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns; dental veneers; and hundreds of other procedures in the departments of Urology, General surgery, Wellness and many more. The savings are up to 80% of typical US hospital prices.

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