Gastric Bypass Travel Insurance
A Gastric Bypass is an operation that helps a person lose weight. It is basically the removal of a part of the stomach, making it smaller so that less food can be eaten.
Additionally, a Gastric Bypass also includes the rerouting or bypassing of a section of the digestive system, which limits the amount of food that can be absorbed. After a Gastric Bypass surgery, the patient will be able to eat less, while the food that is ingested will skip a part of the intestines that absorb food. It is a very effective, yet drastic, way to lose weight.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please call us for a quote.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Travel Advice after a Gastric Bypass
- Wait 6 - 8 weeks after surgery before taking a holiday, discuss this with your Physician or Doctor.
- If you are travelling within that 6 - 8 week period, ensure you check with the Airline regarding their specific policies.
- Inform the policy provider that you have Gastric Bypass, even if it is being controlled, so you are covered.
- Make sure that your Travel Insurance Policy clearly states that you are covered for this condition on the Certificate of Travel Insurance.
- If travelling in Europe take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
- When booking flights ensure you have an aisle seat with plenty of legroom so you are able to do leg exercises, to reduce the risk of blood clots.
- Take more than enough medication / supplements with you in case of delays / loss. Consider splitting this out over a few bags, and take plenty with you in your hand luggage.
- Keep medication in the original packaging. This will reduce issues with airport security and can help identifying the medicine if you require more whilst abroad.
- Consider packing your own food to avoid falling into bad habits at the airport/in the flight.
Whilst travelling after a Gastric Bypass
- Take medication/supplements in your hand luggage (take extra in case of delays).
- Perform leg exercises to increase circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.
- Wear compression stockings.
- Stick to your dietary regimes and requirements, don’t slip because you are on holiday.
- Remember to only drink alcohol in moderation (no more than about 1 unit per day - that’s about half a pint or half a glass of wine).
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Gastric Bypass or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.