Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most commonly performed obesity surgeries. With this operation, very successful results are obtained in obesity surgery. In the operation, the stomach volume is reduced and the absorption of nutrients decreases. In gastric bypass surgery, the structures of the stomach and small intestine are changed and the patient is allowed to lose weight. This surgery is both a restrictive and absorption-reducing procedure.
The volume of the stomach decreases. Therefore, the patient’s food intake is also reduced. The part at the beginning of the stomach is separated from the rest so that about 30-50 cc remains. Part of the small intestine is bypassed. After that, it is attached to the newly formed small stomach. In this way, patients immediately reach a feeling of satiety by consuming much smaller portions. At the same time, the absorption of a significant part of the high-calorie nutrients ingested is prevented.
Before surgery, patients are given a diet program. Thus, the patient is allowed to lose some weight. In this way, the liver size is reduced. Therefore, the risks associated with surgery are minimized. If the patient uses alcohol and cigarettes, he should stop their consumption. This is important for the healing process to be faster. We perform gastric bypass operations meticulously with our surgeons in the field of obesity. In the free preliminary examination, the most accurate obesity treatment for you is determined. Your doctor will inform you about the gastric bypass. You will benefit from our free dietitian support for 6 months after surgery.
You need to stay in the hospital for three or five days after gastric bypass surgery. How long this period will be depends on your general situation. During your healing process, all your medical care and controls are carried out by expert health teams. In this process, it is important to pay attention to your doctor’s nutritional recommendations. You should stay away from carbonated drinks and ready-made foods. A special nutrition program will be prepared for you, which you need to apply for 3 months. You need to consume the foods determined by your dietitian who will follow up.
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You need to stay in Turkey for at least a week for gastric bypass. This period may be longer depending on your general condition. However, since you will stay in the hospital for at least five days after surgery, your stay in Turkey is minimum one week.
You need to come to Turkey the day before the gastric bypass. During this period, the necessary preparations for the surgery are made more comfortably. However, depending on the situation, your arrival time in Turkey may vary. Some patients come here on the morning of the operation. You can make a decision about this by talking to your doctor.
Obesity adversely affects the daily life of the patient with an overweight load. Restricts his physical activity. However, there is a risk of developing different chronic diseases. With gastric bypass surgery, the patient is freed from all these risks. At the end of this process, a much better quality and comfortable life awaits the patient.
Yes. Gastric bypass is a serious surgery. However, the risks are minimized in the operation to be performed by an experienced surgeon. Therefore, the operation is carried out safely.
Complications that may be seen in the short term: Risk of leakage, risk of bleeding, respiratory tract infection, embolism, incision site hernia, wound infection. Complications that can be seen in the long term: stomach ulcer, gallstones, incisional hernia, intestinal obstruction.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia. Therefore, patients do not feel pain during the procedure. On the first day after surgery, you may feel some pain. However, this situation does not continue thanks to the pain medication that your doctor will apply to you.
We recommend that this operation be performed only once. In the second operation, your risk of infection, bleeding and other stomach and intestinal diseases increases. Therefore, the most revision can be done after a gastric bypass surgery. It is quite risky to perform the same operation several times.
Weight gain after bariatric surgery is very discouraging for patients. The typical early weight loss following gastric bypass surgery ranges from 47-80% of the weight you have. However, the typical weight gain is usually 15-25%.
You will have lost a lot of weight within six months after the operation. Those who have had stomach bypass surgery usually lose about 30% to 40% of their excess body weight. There is nothing special that is done to lose weight quickly after the operation. Instead, just follow the advice of your doctor and dietitian.
Researchers say that whether it’s achieved through surgery or diet, weight loss is healthy. Excess weight carries a higher risk of chronic inflammation, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease and certain types of cancer. That’s why both ways to lose weight are healthy.
Conditions such as heart diseases, reflux, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes or infertility may prevent gastric bypass surgery.
The main goal of losing weight before gastric bypass surgery is to reduce the excess fat that accumulates in and around the abdomen, especially in and around the liver. If your liver is too large, your surgery may be delayed.