Gastric Bypass Travel Insurance
If you have had a Gastric Bypass and are planning a trip, having a Travel Insurance policy in place is a good idea before you leave your home.
We do not cover a Gastric Bypass if you are planning the procedure abroad.
To get a quote by telephone, contact us at 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757.
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical Expenses and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
|Overseas Return Quarantine||Included||Included||Included|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
JS Travel Insurance has partnered with Goodtogoinsurance.com to provide this Travel Insurance that covers a Gastric Bypass. 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.
- Wait 6 - 8 weeks after surgery before taking a holiday, and discuss this with your Physician or Doctor.
- If you travel within 6 - 8 weeks, check with the Airline regarding their specific policies.
- Inform the policy provider that you have a Gastric Bypass, even if it is being controlled, so you are covered.
- When booking flights, ensure you have an aisle seat with plenty of leg room 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 the medication in the original packaging. This will reduce airport security issues and help identify the medicine if you require more whilst abroad.
- Consider packing your food to avoid falling into bad habits at the airport/on the flight.
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 only to drink alcohol in moderation (about 1 unit per day - about half a pint or half a glass of wine).