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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… Read more... GET A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH COVER FOR GASTRIC BYPASS

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.

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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  
Personal Baggage - £2,000 £3,000  
Personal Money - £400 £400  
Personal Liability - £2,000,000 £2,000,000  
Delayed Departure - £100 £100  
Missed Departure - £500 £500  
Legal Expenses - £25,000 £25,000  
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).

Important Information

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.


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