Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Overview of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Anesthesia
General
Duration
3 Hours
Hospital Stay
2 Nights
Shower
After 2 Days
Work Leave
1 Week
Complete Recovery
2 Weeks
Nutrition
For 4 Weeks
25-35%

Intro to Gastric Bypass Surgery

Obviously, being an obese person puts you in a dangerous zone! Obesity is a chronic condition that has negative consequences on nearly every system in your body.
Fortunately, in the last 3 decades, surgeons have started to perform surgery that has the potential to treat obesity and end the struggle of many people. Let’s introduce you to gastric bypass surgery!
Gastric bypass surgery, formally called roux-en-Y (spelled “roo-en-why”), is a type of weight loss surgery that alters the way your body handles food by creating a small pouch from your stomach and connecting the new pouch directly to your small intestine.
Interestingly, this surgery becomes the most commonly performed obesity procedure in the United States because it provides great weight loss with manageable side effects.

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Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is very effective and helpful for obese people. After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller, and you will feel full quickly after eating. In short, the surgery can grant you the following benefits:

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    Lose excess weight by 60 to 80% in a very short period of time!
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    Limit how many calories and nutrients your body can absorb from food
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    Limit the amount of food your stomach can keep or hold
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    Feel fuller for a longer time and decrease your appetite  
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    Get long-lasting results and prevent obesity-related health problems
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    Bring positive changes to your gut hormones and treat metabolic syndrome caused by obesity
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    Be like celebrities, such as Sally Morgan and Randy Jackson, who underwent the surgery before to fight obesity!
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    Candidates for Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Although gastric bypass surgery is a very successful kind of weight loss surgery, it is not the right choice for everyone. You should meet the following criteria to be eligible for this surgery:

    • Very obese or have a body mass index (BMI) over 40
    • Tried other means for weight loss, but without success
    • Have health issues related to obesity, such as diabetes type 2 or hypertension
    • Ready to follow the instructions and lifestyle changes before and after the surgery
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    Preparation for Gastric Bypass Surgery

    As is the case with all major surgery, you need first to find a qualified and skilled surgeon who has enough experience performing obesity surgery. Often, they request additional testing and perform a physical examination to determine whether a gastric bypass is the best option for you. Your surgeon may also do the following:
    • Determine the best type of gastric bypass surgery for you and the surgery method (open or laparoscopic).
    • Advise you to shower using antibacterial soap, particularly on the night or morning of the surgery.
    • Instruct you to start a low-calorie liquid diet (water, protein shakes, etc.) about 1-4 weeks before the procedure.
    • Advise you to arrange for a driver or someone to take you from the hospital to your house and remain with you for a few days after surgery.
    • Instruct you to stop taking certain medications, such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
    • Ask you to stop smoking at least three months before your surgery.

    Steps of Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Surgeons usually perform the surgery in a hospital under general anesthesia and need around 60 to 90 minutes to finish it. Currently, there are two main ways to perform the surgery, namely open surgery and laparoscopy. 
    Open surgery involves making a large incision in your abdomen to make the necessary changes. Laparoscopy, on the other hand, consists of the use of a laparoscope (tiny camera) to navigate the abdomen and make the right moves. In either case, gastric bypass surgery commonly requires two main steps:

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    1. Shrinking the Stomach

    To make your stomach smaller, your surgeon will divide your stomach into a smaller upper region and a bigger lower section by using surgical staples. So, the food will go into the upper part of your stomach, which now will be like a “pouch” the size of a big walnut. This pouch only can receive 28 grams of food.

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    2. Bypassing the Stomach & Intestines

    The bypass refers to connecting a little portion of your small intestine (called jejunum) to a tiny hole in the pouch (upper portion of the stomach). This new opening will allow the food to pass from the pouch into your small intestine directly; thus, absorbing less calories.

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    Recovery After Gastric Bypass Surgery

    You’re likely to spend 2-5 days in the hospital following this surgery. The recovery phase may involve:

    • Expect to feel quite exhausted and tired, but you still need to do short walks around your house to promote recovery.
    • Keep optimal wound care and prevent infection by following post-operative recommendations given by your surgeon.
    • Eat soft and liquid foods after the surgery and move to solid meals after a few weeks. A dietician will provide you with the right advice regarding this important matter.
    • Finally, you may need to take vitamin and mineral supplements to replace those that are typically absorbed in the “bypassed” sections of your digestive system.

    Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Although generally safe and highly effective, gastric bypass surgery remains a major surgery that carries different risks and potential side effects, including:

    • Dumping syndrome, which happens due to the quick passing of food from the stomach to the small intestine. This results in uncomfortable symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea, and fainting.
    • Stomach expansion to its original size
    • Breakdown of surgical staples or stomach perforation
    • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
    • Intestinal stenosis
    • Gallstones formation
    • Stomach ulcers
    • Bowel obstruction

     Difference Between Gastric Bypass & Gastric Sleeve

    Because they’re similar, you may be confused between gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. Check the following table to learn the main differences between the two procedures:

    Gastric BypassGastric Sleeve

    Goals
    Your surgeon makes your stomach smaller by turning it into a small pouch and bypassing most of it and the first part of your small intestine.Your surgeon removes about 80% of your stomach and sews the remaining part.
    ComplexityTwo-step procedure (more complicated) with longer recovery. One-step procedure (less complicated) with faster recovery.
    ResultsLose up to 80% of your excess body weight at a faster pace.Lose up to 65 % of your excess body weight at a slower pace.
    RisksMore risk of complications, especially malabsorption of nutrients.Lower risk of complications, including dumping syndrome, but can cause acid reflux.
    Anatomical ChangesPossible to be reversed but remains a challenging task.Permanent and can’t be reversed.

    Click here to learn more about gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy).

    How Can International Clinics Help You?

    International Clinics offers special packages for international patients who seek cheap and safe gastric bypass surgery in Turkey. If you are concerned about your weight and seek effective solutions, we’re here to help you and answer all your questions.
    Our surgeons and medical personnel have performed thousands of successful gastric bypass surgery for women and men from Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, but sometimes side effects can appear, just like any other surgery.

    Gastric bypass surgery takes between 2-4 hours.

    The main benefit is weight loss, but it also helps treat obesity-related conditions, such as:
    – Type 2 diabetes
    – Hypertension
    – Heart problems

    Fortunately, gastritis is not a common complication after gastric bypass surgery.

    Because the patient can lose weight faster than gastric sleeve.

    Seamless Treatment Journey

    In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:
    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
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    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
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    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
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    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
    Group 2674 Gastric Bypass Surgery
    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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