Stomach reduction surgery

Gastric reduction surgery, or (using a fancy word) bariatric surgery, refers to an operation in which the stomach and digestive tract are surgically altered so that people lose weight.

There are many different surgeries available, but basically all of them involve a combination of reducing the size of the stomach reservoir to fit less food and rerouting the small intestinal tract. That combination makes people eat less and feel less hungry.

About the operations

Surgeries are always performed through keyhole surgery. This can only be done under general anesthesia. Because of the keyhole surgery, there are only small scars and the pain and discomfort of the surgery are usually very minor. Most people can get out of bed two hours after surgery. Usually the stay in the clinic is only 1 night and you can go home the very next day. Losing weight can then begin immediately.

Most commonly performed in practice are: the Gastric Sleeve (Tubular Stomach), the Gastric Bypass (Stomach Bypass) and the Mini-Gastric Bypass (Stomach Bypass).


Gastric Bypass

(gastric bypass)

A gastric bypass or stomach bypass is an operation in which the stomach is reduced in size and the digestive tract rerouted. People with gastric bypass lose an average of 70 percent of their excess weight.


Gastric Sleeve

(Tube stomach)

A Gastric Sleeve or tube stomach is an operation in which part of the stomach is closed with staples and then removed. With that, the stomach becomes about ¾ smaller. What remains is a tube stomach as thick as your thumb on the inside. Not much food will fit in there anymore. Removing part of the stomach decreases the feeling of hunger.


Mini Gastric Bypass

(gastric bypass)

The Mini Gastric Bypass is a variation of the classic Gastric Bypass in which a small part of the stomach is cast off. The stomach reservoir is slightly longer to prevent bile from flowing back into the esophagus and the rest of the stomach just stays in place.

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A stomach reduction surgery is basically reimbursed from your basic package. That means your health insurance company will pay for the surgery if you meet the requirements. You do pay your own deductible each year.

Although the risks of our operations are low, it is not completely harmless. Therefore, it is important to know the risks in advance so you can make a good decision. Check out our overview of the criteria you must meet.

Do you want to know if you qualify for gastric bypass surgery?

Follow these steps:

  • Step 1

Do the Quick Scan

Complete the Quick Scan and quickly find out if you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery.

  • Step 2

Going through your journey

You will go through the process from screening to the guidance of a Lifestyle coach in the after process.

  • Step 3

Go through life healthy

Now it’s up to you! Together with one of our lifestyle coaches, you will maintain a healthy lifestyle and have the most results and enjoyment from your gastric reduction.