Obesity is a medical condition that means having too much body fat. Excess fat can affect your overall health. Reaching a healthy weight can help improve health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and sleep apnoea. That means you’ll boost your overall well-being and quality of life.
Most bariatric surgery patients see lasting results from their procedure and the lifestyle changes that come with it. Explore the types of weight-loss surgery available at Hurghada Surgery and discover whether you’re a candidate for surgery.
- Are between 18 and 65 years old
- Have a BMI of 35 or above, OR a BMI of 30 or above and an obesity-related condition, such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnoea
- Have not been able to achieve or maintain a weight loss through other methods
- Can commit to long-term lifestyle changes and all recommended follow-up appointments
Count on the team at Hurghada Surgery to provide guidance and support throughout your weight-loss journey. You’ll achieve the best possible outcome when you follow the steps in our program.
- Learn about types of bariatric surgery
- Discuss the benefits, risks, and requirements of bariatric surgery
- Discover what to expect before and after surgery
2- Have a one-on-one assessment with the Surgeon
- Have a physical exam
- Decide what type of surgery you’ll have
- Learn what to expect for your specific surgery
- Receive a weight-loss surgery guidebook
- For pre-operative preparation
- Your experience on the day of surgery will depend on the type of surgery you’re getting. Your care team will provide details about what to expect.
- Rely on us to help you recover. Depending on the procedure you choose, you’ll most likely stay in the hospital one night. Enjoy specialized care in a dedicated wing of the hospital from nurses trained in caring for patients like you.
- Depending on your job and your unique situation, you may need anywhere from a few days to four weeks to recover.
To get the best long-term results from your surgery:
- Follow your nutrition and exercise plans
- Participate in Hurghada Surgery Support Group
- Schedule follow-up visits with us
Whenever possible, your Hurghada Surgery bariatric surgeon uses minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques for your procedure. That means your doctor uses very small incisions and special surgical tools—so you may benefit from smaller scars, less pain, a quicker recovery, and a lower risk of complications.
Bariatric surgery contributes to weight loss in two main ways:
- Restriction Surgery is used to physically limit the amount of food the stomach can hold, which limits the quantity of calories you can eat.
- Malabsorption Surgery is used to shorten or bypass part of the small intestine, which reduces the quantity of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
1- Gastric Sleeve
Gastric sleeve surgery, also called sleeve gastrectomy, helps you lose weight by making your stomach smaller.
During this procedure, your surgeon permanently removes a large part of your stomach. Your stomach is reduced to the size and shape of a small banana. This surgery doesn’t affect your small intestine.
Afterward, you’ll feel full more quickly from eating small amounts of food.
2- Mini-Gastric-Bypass (MGB)
It is very similar to the traditional bypass but only has one connection (single anastomosis) to the small intestine.
MGB is a mal-absorptive and restrictive procedure.
Instead of a small banana like tube with the gastric sleeve, the mini gastric bypass surgery procedure creates a narrow tube-like pouch, restricting the amount of food that can be taken in at one time. The small intestine is then attached or looped to the new pouch approximately 180 cm from its starting point. This placement bypasses the part of the intestines that allows for less nutrients, calories, and fats to be absorbed by the body, causing weight loss.