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Gastric Bypass

What is Gastric By-Pass Surgery?

Gastric bypass

Gastric bypass surgery is a well-established and globally accepted surgical method for treating obesity. This surgery reduces calorie intake and limits the digestive system’s absorption capacity, leading to weight loss. Additionally, it increases the amount of incretin hormones secreted from the small intestine, reducing blood sugar levels, making it an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus associated with excessive weight gain.

How is Gastric Bypass Performed?

  1. Stomach Reduction: 90% of the stomach is bypassed, leaving a small pouch about the size of a cup.

  2. Intestinal Shortening: The first 130-150 cm of the small intestine is bypassed, the part that absorbs most fats and sugars.

  3. Post-Surgery Effects: The small stomach pouch leads to quicker satiety. Food passes to the middle section of the small intestine, reducing the absorption of sugars, starches, carbohydrates, and fats, thereby increasing incretin hormone levels and lowering blood sugar.

Post-Gastric Bypass Nutrition

  • Protein-Rich Diet: Reduce sugary food intake and adopt a protein-rich diet.

  • Fluid Intake: Drink 1.5-2 liters of water daily, avoiding simultaneous intake of solid and liquid foods.

  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Due to absorption issues, lifelong supplementation of vitamins and minerals is required. Regular monitoring and supplementation of protein, fat-soluble vitamins, iron, and calcium are crucial.

  • Success Rate: Patients typically lose 85% of their excess weight within the first year and reach their ideal weight by the end of the second year.

Effects and Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Diabetes: 85% resolution rate, reducing insulin dependence and medication use.

  • Hypertension: 85% resolution rate or reduced medication dependence.

  • Blood Lipids: 70% improvement.

  • Sleep Apnea: Complete resolution.

  • Joint Pain: Reduction or complete resolution.

  • Reflux: Resolution if present.

  • Fertility Issues: Improved fertility, especially for women, with the possibility of conceiving by the second year post-surgery.

Eligibility for Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Failed Diet and Exercise: For those unsuccessful with diet and exercise.

  • BMI 35 and Above: With at least one obesity-related condition.

  • BMI 40 and Above: Morbidly obese patients.

  • Age 18-65: Within this age range.

  • No Substance Abuse: Free from substance abuse.

Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Infection: 1% risk in abdominal surgeries, 5% in open surgeries.

  • Blood Clots: Risk of venous thrombosis.

  • Bowel Obstruction: 1-6% risk, may require additional surgery.

  • Dumping Syndrome: 30-35% incidence, characterized by cramps, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, palpitations, and fainting.

  • Leakage: 1% risk at the surgical site.

  • Stenosis: Narrowing at the surgical site affecting food passage.

  • Bleeding: Common post-surgery complication.

Why Choose Health Agents Turkey?

We provide services with expert doctors in a modern environment equipped with the latest medical innovations and technology. Patient satisfaction and health are our priorities. For gastric bypass surgery, we are a frequently chosen center with an experienced team ready to provide you with the best service.

  • Expert Doctors: Our experienced and expert doctors have a high success rate.

  • Modern Technology: We offer services in facilities equipped with the latest medical innovations and modern technology.

  • Patient Satisfaction: Our patients’ satisfaction and health are always our priority.

For more information and appointments, please feel free to contact us.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Here's Frequently Asked Questions About Gastric Bypass

What is gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric surgery that helps with weight loss by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle food. After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller, and you will feel full with less food.

What are the advantages of gastric bypass surgery?

Advantages include significant long-term weight loss, improvement or resolution of obesity-related conditions (such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea), enhanced quality of life, and reduced appetite due to hormonal changes.

Will I feel pain during the treatment?

During the procedure, you will be under general anesthesia, ensuring you do not feel any pain. Post-procedure, some discomfort, pain, and soreness are expected, which can be managed with prescribed pain medications and proper post-operative care.

How long does a gastric bypass procedure take?

A gastric bypass procedure typically takes between 2 to 4 hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the patient’s specific conditions.

How long do the results of gastric bypass surgery last?

The results of gastric bypass surgery can be long-lasting if accompanied by lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet and regular exercise. Most patients maintain significant weight loss for many years after the procedure.

What should I do after the treatment?

After the treatment, follow your surgeon’s post-care instructions, which include a special diet, gradual reintroduction of solid foods, regular follow-up visits, staying hydrated, and avoiding strenuous activities until fully recovered.

Does gastric bypass surgery provide natural-looking results?

Yes, gastric bypass surgery results in natural weight loss by altering the digestive process, leading to gradual and healthy weight loss, improving overall body proportions and health.

How is gastric bypass surgery different from other weight loss surgeries?

Gastric bypass surgery involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and a segment of the small intestine. This differs from gastric sleeve surgery, which only reduces the size of the stomach.

Who is a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery?

Good candidates for gastric bypass surgery are individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35-39.9 with obesity-related health conditions, who are committed to making lifestyle changes and improving their health. A consultation with a qualified surgeon can help determine your suitability for the procedure.

What is the cost of gastric bypass surgery?

The cost of gastric bypass surgery varies based on factors such as any additional costs like anesthesia, hospital stay, and post-operative care.

To clarify your treatment process and costs, we offer a free consultation service. You can get detailed information by filling out the form below or by contacting us directly.

Treatment Procedure

The Gastric Bypass treatment process involves several important steps to achieve a successful outcome. Here is a detailed summary of the treatment procedure:

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