Bypass : stomach reduction surgery


What is a gastric bypass surgery?

Bypass or gastric bypass surgery is ideally meant for people with serious weight issues who are incapable of losing weight through exercising and dieting. That’s why it is also referred to as weight-loss surgery and it falls under bariatric surgeries. The bypass is one of the most performed surgeries in the field of surgery and obesity as it guarantees permanent and successful results. It reduces the stomach volume as well as re-routing or bypassing parts of the digestive system. This requires restricting the amount of food as what is consumed will be redirected from the stomach towards the small intestine. Thanks to this, the body will not absorb all of the calories in the consumed food and will feel full with less food. This, in turn, helps in the process of weight loss.

Who is concerned by a gastric balloon?

This surgery is recommended for people who exceed the age of eighteen, and have a BMI (body mass index) superior to forty, or between thirty-five and forty. Excellent candidates are those who suffer from certain comorbidities and have been struggling with obesity for over five years.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Bypass surgery cost in Tunisia:

The cost of a bypass in Tunisia is 70% lesser than in the United Kingdom.

OperationsOur priceUK priceMaking you save
Bypass cost£ 4600£ 920050 %

  • The average pricing in the United Kingdom is £ 9200; solely including anaesthesia, operating room facilities, and surgeon’s fees.
  • The cost of a bypass in Tunisia is £ 4600; all-inclusive with a recovery stay at a five-star hotel, a chance to explore our exotic Tunisia, and a dedicated assistance team by your side.

It is all the same important to note that the low pricing is due to the cheaper cost of living, the currency exchange rate, tax laws, and lower insurance cost payment on the part of Tunisian doctors.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

The bypass in Tunisia

OperationsAnaestheticProcedure TimeHospital StayStay In TunisiaBack To WorkAll Inclusive Price
Bypass General2-3 hour(s)3 night(s)8 night(s)7-14 day(s)4600 €

Different types of bypass procedure:

There are two types of bypass: classical bypass and mini bypass. A bypass is a combination of two procedures:

  • A restrictive procedure through the reduction of the stomach size to a volume of 30ml.
  • A malabsorptive procedure since food is not fully digested if it follows a shorter intestinal tract.


How is gastric bypass performed?

Before bypass surgery:

The surgeon will order tests to ensure that the patient’s health can handle the surgery, such as a complete physical exam, blood tests, and gallbladder ultrasound. In addition, the surgeon has to ensure that any other existing medical issues; like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart or lung problems, are under control.

During bypass surgery:

A bypass is performed under general anesthesia.

A bypass procedure includes the following steps, depending on the type of surgery:

  • Bypass surgery can be performed under coelieoscopy. A modern technique consists of making small incisions in the stomach. This surgery works through two phases where the surgeon splits the top of the stomach from the rest of it and creates a pouch of 30 ml. The pouch skips most of the stomach, going straight to the intestine. The second phase consists of splitting the first part of the small intestine to connect its inferior extremity to the small pouch.
  • Gastric bypass can be performed with open surgery. The surgeon creates a large surgical cut that opens the belly. The bypass is done through working on the stomach, small intestine, and other organs. Gastric bypass can as well be done by the use of a laparoscope. The surgeon starts by making four to six small incisions in the belly and then inserts the scope and instruments required through these cuts. The camera allows the surgeon to view the belly interior while operating as it is connected to a monitor in the operating room.


Post-operative effects and recovery after bypass:

Most patients stay in the cosmetic clinic for one to four days after surgery, where they will be asked to sit then walk a bit on the same day as the surgery. Patients may also have a catheter going through the nose into the stomach for one or two days, as it helps with draining intestine fluids and a catheter in the bladder to remove urine. In addition, the patient has to abstain from eating for the first two or three days. After that, they can have liquids and then pureed or soft foods. Since bypass reduces the stomach, the patient will need to maintain a strict diet after the surgery.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Learn more about all-inclusive cosmetic surgery packages offered by our plastic surgery agency in Tunisia and discover other weight-loss procedures: