Bariatric surgery (also known as weight loss surgery) is a series of procedures
designed to encourage rapid weight loss in patients that are obese. Depending on
the procedure, weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach or by
resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch. The amount
of excess weight lost ranges from 25%-80% of body weight (one year after surgery),
and will depend upon the patient following the doctor’s indications.
Popular bariatric procedures include:
Bariatric procedures usually last anywhere from one to three hours and in most cases
will require between one and two nights in the hospital or clinic (the adjustable
gastric banding may be an outpatient procedure).
If you are coming to Jordan for a weight loss procedure, you will likely need to
spend between seven and ten days in the area. Details of your itinerary will depend
on your hospital’s particular protocols, but in general, you will start with
your preoperative exams on the day after your arrival, have surgery on the following
day, then get discharged from the hospital a day or two later. Your doctor will
evaluate you five to seven days later to ensure that you are in good shape to travel