Gastric bypass

What is it?


The gastric bypass procedure has been known for more than thirty years and consists of creation of a pouch from the upper stomach, from which food outflows directly to the small intestine. The treatment combines actions of reducing consumption and absorption. The stomach is divided into two parts with surgical staples. The loop of the small intestine (digestive loop) through which food is moved down is hooked up to the upper part of the stomach which is of capacity of approximately 30 ml. From the further part of the stomach, which may have been resected in some cases, digestive fluids stream down through the duodenum and then the small intestine (enzymatic loop). Both sections of the small intestine join together. Digestion takes place in this common loop (digestive loop). The length of specific sections of the intestine (particularly of the common section) and capacity of the smaller part of the stomach are determined in accordance with common standards.

Who it is for?

Gastric bypass procedure is recommended to be considered as a surgical method of helping the weight loss by morbidly obese patients between 18 and 60 years of age who possibly have some other co-existing medical conditions.

In order to check if you qualify for the treatment please fill in the medical questionnaire HERE.

Surgery info

The procedure will be performed under general anaesthetics by an experienced and fully qualified surgeon with and assistance of a certified anaesthetist and nurses. The surgeon will be using a minimally invasive laparoscopic “keyhole surgery” method. Surgery will take place in a private hospital.

Hospital stay

You will be admitted to the hospital on day 1. Day 1 and day 2 are diagnostic days which means you will then have all the required medical tests and consultations. Surgery will be performed on day 3. Day 4 is for you to rest. Depending on the doctor’s decision, based on your state after surgery, you will most probably be released from the hospital on day 5. After that, we recommend staying minimum additional 2 nights at a nearby hotel. While in the hospital, you will stay in one of the patients double or triple rooms. During your stay, you will be looked after by a doctor and nurses. They will provide all needed medication and meals.

Hospital info

The procedure is performed in a private hospital in Wrocław city (Wrocław clinic). Please find details in ‘Our clinics’.

Required stay in Poland

The minimum required stay in Poland is 7 nights. Up to 4 of those nights are spent at the hospital. Please note we strongly recommend coming over with an adult companion.


We recommend one of the ‘Wrocław hotels‘. Please find more info in ‘Accommodation’.


Mental disorders (schizophrenia, severe depression, bulimia, suicidal tendencies), inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract, cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, endocrine disease (adrenal or thyroid dysfunction), abuse of alcohol or drugs, bad medical tests results, blood coagulation disorders, heart problems.

Possible complications

The procedure is connected with some level of risk of complications. Full success for every patient cannot be guaranteed. During performing the operation by a laparoscopic method there might arise a necessity to do it conventionally, which is by opening the abdomen. Some of other possible complications are failure of adjacent organs, bleeding, infection, after-surgery bleeding, petechiae on the skin, inflammation, infection, skin damage, blood clots and blockage of blood vessel by wandering thrombosis (which can cause ex. pulmonary embolism), breaking of stitches and separation of wound, tissue necrosis, adhesions, nerves damage, incisional hernia, death.

Post-operative guidelines

Include performing recommended tests, undergoing regular check-ups, taking additional vitamins and trace elements , following the doctor’s post-op instructions, dieting, changing eating habits and exercising. Details provided by the doctor at a consultation.

Surgery cost

26 238 PLN / £4859 / €5704

This includes a consultation with a surgeon, an anaesthetist, and a dietitian, a large package of required pre-op medical tests (2 days of diagnostics), general anaesthetics, surgery fees, up to 4 nights of hospital stay (2 before the procedure and 2 after-depending on the doctor’s decision, based on your state after surgery), check-ups before release from the hospital, specialist consultations a month after the procedure (in person, on the phone, or via email – surgeon, dietitian, and psychologist), and 12 months of email follow-ups.

Based on the current epidemic situation, after arrival at the hospital, the patient may get asked to have the Covid-19 swab test conducted or/and show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19. There is no extra cost for the test. The result takes around 20 minutes and if it is negative it allows the patient to be admitted to the hospital.

An additional cost is medications prescribed by the doctor (around 800 PLN / £148 / €174).

You are recommended to purchase compression stockings and an anti-hernia abdominal belt for after surgery. The purchase requires own arrangements (online or local pharmacy/medical equipment shop) and should be made before surgery.

Our price does not include follow-up check-ups or blood tests required every few months during the first year post-surgery. You are advised to search for available aftercare options back home (own arrangements required) before you have your surgery. You may also have the above done in the Wrocław clinic (at an additional cost).


Return flight prices from most popular locations start from around £50 / €56.

Wrocław airport WRO – 20-min drive from the town

Katowice airport KTW – around 2,5h drive (own arrangements or additional charge for the transfers applies – subject to availability)


Available upon request. Subject to availability.