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gastric bypass

Indications for Gastric Bypass in Tunisia


Gastric bypass helps to limit food intake, it also leads to a decrease in the digestion of food and helps to modify the relationship with food. The bypass mainly concerns BMIs above 45, with a rather sweet diet, without fixed schedules.

Mode of action of a gastric bypass operation


The intervention of the gastric bypass consists in reducing the volume of the stomach and modifying the food circuit. Food no longer passes through the stomach and the upper part of the digestive tract, it goes directly into the middle part of the small intestine.

Result of Gastric Bypass


The bypass must lead to a very significant weight loss of around 5 kg per month, during the first 6 months, then a weight loss of 2 to 4 kg per month.


According to scientific data, the bypass makes you lose – on average – 70% of excess weight in 1 year.

What are the risks of bariatric surgery?


Some of the risks of  bariatric surgery  include:

  • Oral supplementation with vitamins and trace elements is essential.

  • The bleeding

  • Leaks, infections,

  • Mortality associated with failure of breathing, blood clots or problems with the bypass procedure

  • Pulmonary embolism.

In addition to the surgery itself, your physical condition and health affect the risk. About 10-20% of patients who have had surgery to lose weight may require further surgery. Discuss the potential risks of the operation with your surgeon.

Gastric bypass hospitalization in Tunisia


The duration of hospitalization is 4 to 5 nights for optimal monitoring.


For obvious security reasons, the duration of the stay will be imposed, namely 7 days / 6 nights on Tunisian territory. Essential time to ensure that you can return home safely.

The content of this site does not replace any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Only a health professional is able to answer any question relating to your state of health or to issue a medical opinion, diagnosis or medical treatment. Do not hesitate to seek the advice of your doctor.

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