Gastric Bypass

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What Is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery in Turkey is a surgical procedure whereby the size of the patient’s stomach is reduced, it works on attaching the upper part of the stomach and immediately diverting it to the small intestine, so the food will go only to the upper section of the stomach. Thus, when the patient eats a little amount of food, he will immediately feel full as if his stomach was filled by plenty of food. This procedure takes between (2-4) hours.

Techniques Used In Gastric Bypass Operation

At Turkeyana clinic, the gastric bypass is done by surgical methods, in order to reduce the size of the stomach and lose weight.

Candidates For Gastric Bypass Operation

Not everyone is suitable to undergo the Gastric bypass operation, there’re some conditions that must be met, and the most important ones are:

    • The person wishing to do this operation must not weight less than 40 kg.
    • The person wishing to do this operation must be healthy and must not suffer from any conditions that caused this high weight.
    • To be free from blood clotting problems, as they may lead to severe bleeding during the operation.
    • A person who suffers from obesity-related health problems, such as osteoporosis, and cartilage melting.
    • A person who has failed to lose weight through exercise and balanced diet.
    • The person wishing to do this operation must be free from serious and chronic diseases; such as (heart conditions – blood pressure – diabetes and immunodeficiency); in addition to the absence of any infections with certain viruses, such as hepatitis C virus, Anemia and Aids.

Pre- Gastric Bypass Operation Tips

Before undergoing the Gastric bypass operation, the patient must undergo some procedures first, Such as:

    • The patient must undergo some medical tests first, to make sure his/her health is good.
    • Don’t eat or drink anything for (8) hours before the Gastric bypass operation.
    • Avoid smoking for at least two weeks to a month before the operation.
    • Stay away from enduring any blood thinners, for example: green tea.
    • Refrain from all kinds of looters; such as caffeine and Arabic coffee for at least two weeks before the operation.
    • Refrain from taking any medications which can lead to blood thinning for at least two weeks before the operation.

Post Gastric Bypass Operation Tips

There’re some guidelines and instructions that must be followed by patients who undergo the Gastric bypass operation, the most important of them are:

  • Avoid eating immediately after the operation, you can only intake fluids; then by time you can start eating pureed food for a while, then some soft light food and finally you can eat hard complex food.
  • Take vitamins and mineral supplements, they include iron and calcium plus vitamin B12.
  • Avoid doing any great effort or carrying any heavy things for at least a month after the operation.
  • Refrain from smoking for at least two weeks to a month after the Gastric bypass operation.
  • To maintain the results of the operation, you have to follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Stages Of Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass operation has three main stages:

    • Anesthesia stage: At this stage, the patient is given general anesthesia, to protect the patient from feeling any kind of pain during the operation.
    • Sleeve gastrostomy stage: At this stage, the doctor sleeves the upper section of the stomach, which is a relatively small section that can accommodate up to 28 grams of food. Thus, the food will go to it directly without passing by the larger lower section; which will force the patient to only eat small amounts of food.
    • Gastric transformation stage: At this stage, the doctor transfers the upper part of the stomach directly to the small intestine and connects them together through a small hole, to allow the food to pass to the small intestine.
Gastric Bypass in Turkey