What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery, also called the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure, is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery.
The surgeon creates a small pouch from the patient’s existing stomach and then connects the new stomach pouch to the lower part of the small intestine. The small stomach works by connecting the small intestine together and passing food into the small intestine, bypassing the large stomach. Thus, patients receive less food and less calories are taken as absorption from food is impaired in the intestines.
Gastric bypass helps to patient lose weight in three ways:
1.Restricting the amount of food that your stomach holds.
2.Limiting the amount of calories and nutrients your body absorbs.
3.Changing your gut hormones, which help you feel fuller longer, contribute to appetite suppression and the reversal of obesity-caused metabolic syndrome.
Who is a candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Those who have a diet program under the supervision of an expert but have not been able to lose weight and have :
• BMI greater than or equal to 40
• BMI of 35-39.9 with one of the obesity related health problems such as: hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hyperlipidemia, heart disease or acid reflux disease
• BMI of 30-34,9 BMI and diabetes out-of-control or metabolic syndrome
Your BMI is......
|less than 18.5:||Underweight|
|18.5 - 24.9:||Normal weight|
|25 - 29.9:||Overweight|
|30 - 34.9:||Class I Obese|
|35 - 39.9:||Class II Obese|
|40 upwards:||Class III Obese|
How Gastric Bypass Surgery is performed ?
Gastric bypass surgery is performed laparoscopically under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes 5 or 6 small incisions in the lower abdomen, places the video camera and the tools necessary to perform the surgery. The surgeon staples the upper part of the stomach away from the lower part, creating a small stomach pouch. This small bag restricts food intake. A portion of the small intestine called the jejunum is then attached to the small stomach pouch, allowing food to bypass the duodenum, which is the lower stomach. This bypass reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs, called malabsorption The surgery usually takes 1,5 hours. After the operation, the patient rests in the recovery room and the health status is monitored by surgeon and nurses.
Recovery from Gastric Bypass Surgery
Following your operation, you will stay in hospital for for 3 nights. Your stomach might be swollen and sore for several days and your surgeon may prescribe painkiller medication. You will be able to drink clear liquids the day after surgery. At the end of 3 days, you will go through routine tests again and if the doctor approves, you will be discharged. After being discharged from the hospital, you and your companion will stay in a hotel with all the comfort in the central location for 3-4 days and your health will be monitored under the supervision of a surgeon. If there are no complications, you can return to your country and your daily life. Our dietician will prepare a special diet program for you and explain in detail what should be eaten and what should not be eaten during the postoperative period. Walk as much as you can in the first month. This helps the healing process and promotes weight loss. If you are working at desk job, you can return to work after 1 week. However, if you are in a physically heavy job, we recommend that you return to work after 3 weeks.
You may experience changes as your body reacts to the rapid weight loss in the first three to six months after sleeve gastrectomy, such as body aches , feeling tired, as if you have the flu, heeling cold , dry skin , hair thinning and hair loss , gallstones , mood changes.
If you follow the advice of the surgeon and dietician , you will recover in a short time, improve your health and reach your ideal weight.
You can receive online diet service for 2 years after surgery. We will be with you throughout your journey until you reach your ideal weight.
What are the routine tests before Gastric Sleeve ?
Certain basic tests are done prior to surgery:
- Complete blood count
- Electrocardiogram respiratory function test
- Lung X-ray
- Pulmonary function testing
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Sleep studies
- GI evaluation, cardiology evaluation
- Gallbladder ultrasound
What are the advantages of Gastric Bypass?
• You can lose up to 80 percent of your excess body weight.
• Rapid weight loss in the first 6 months
• Restricts the amount of food and calorie that can be consumed
• Produces favorable changes in gut hormones that reduce appetite and enhance satiety
• Obesity-related diseases improve or resolve after surgery
All inclusive package
pre operation tests
3 nights hospitalization
4 nights hotel accommodation
Personal assistance in english
|Operation:||Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass|
|Operation Goal:||Weight Loss|
|Operation Time:||1,5 – 2 Hours|
|Type of anesthesia:||General|
|Stay in Ankara:||7 Days|
|Stay in Hospital:||3 Days|
|Recovery Time:||4 – 6 Weeks|
|Pain after Operation :||3 Days*|
|Health Improvements:||Heart disease, High blood pressure, Sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes|
|Complications and Risks:||Bleeding, Infection, Blood clots, Acid reflux , Malnutrition, Dumping syndrome|
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