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Gastric Bypass

Gastrıc Bypass

Gastric Bypass; It is a weight loss method performed with surgery. This method is applied in the operating room with general anesthesia. A fasting of at least 8 hours is required while entering the surgery. A day before the operation, blood thinners are administered in sufficient doses to prevent blood clotting. After the patient is put to sleep by the anesthesiologist, a urinary catheter is placed. 

Gastric Bypass surgery is performed with the laparoscopic method called closed. With the help of a 30 cm long camera inserted into the abdomen, several 5 to 10 mm long skin incisions are made. Then, long rods, which are thinner than a pencil, are inserted into the abdomen. With the help of these sticks and staples called staples, a 6 cm long 3 cm wide stomach pocket is created in the part of the normal stomach after the esophagus. In order to reduce digestion, the small intestine is combined with the stomach pouch 200 cm ahead of the section called Treitz.

In order to see the strength of the stitches formed between the new stomach pocket and the intestine, the anesthesiologist tests the stomach with a blue dyed liquid, which is called leak test. This test is sometimes done with air and sometimes using both methods. The operation is terminated by suturing the incisions without removing any stomach part. 

Briefly, what is Gastric Bypass? 

Gastric Bypass surgery is one of the most performed surgeries in the world. This surgery is applied to people to lose weight with two mechanisms. In Gastric Bypass surgery, a small stomach volume is created. However, the small stomach is connected to the small intestine. Incoming foods bypass the large stomach and pass into the small intestine. This process is also called Gastric Bypass. Is Gastric Bypass surgery suitable for me?Gastric Bypass surgery is a suitable surgery for patients who have a body mass index of more than 35, have diabetes or are fed with sugary foods, alcohol, high-calorie snacks and cola. 

How long will I stay in the hospital after Gastric Bypass surgery? 

You usually stay in the hospital for 2-3 days after the surgery. During this period, after taking water and liquid foods, if your doctor deems it appropriate, you can be discharged by removing the drain. 

What will I experience after Gastric Bypass surgery?

 After the surgery, you can easily feel full with a small amount of food intake. This satiety will turn into satiety and loss of appetite over time. The use of necessary vitamin and mineral supplements will be followed by the instructions of surgeons and dietitians. In this way, you can lose weight very easily without losing vitamins and minerals. 

How much weight can I lose after Gastric Bypass surgery? 

After Gastric Bypass surgery, it is possible to lose 50-100% of your excess weight in a 1-2 year period.The success in losing weight is proportional to your compliance with your diet and exercise program after the surgery. After Gastric Bypass surgery, for example, someone who has undergone surgery with 120 kilograms can lose about 50-60 kg.