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Gastric Bypass in Turkey

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The most important facts about gastric bypass in Turkey

The advantage of gastric bypass is its double effect. The gastric bypass ensures that you will not be able to eat as much. You also get full quickly when you eat – a feeling that lasts for a long time. This is because the operation in our specialized clinic in Antalya also changes the way your hormones work. In addition, the shortening of the small intestine causes your body to absorb only part of the food. This leads to weight loss. Gastric bypass is the most commonly performed and effective stomach reduction surgery.

Through gastric bypass in Turkey, you will benefit from:

Gastric Bypass in Turkey
What is gastric bypass?
02.

What is gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass is the bypass technique most commonly used in Antalya or Turkey and other countries. However, it is also the most complex gastric surgery. In gastric bypass, the stomach is reduced by a specialist surgeon so that it can only contain about 15-20 ml. The remaining stomach is then sewn to a deeper loop in the small intestine, excluding the duodenum from digestion. This is also called a bypass. By excluding the duodenum, digestive juices and food, the secretions that are responsible for enzymatic cleavage, are mixed only in the middle small intestine. This is the main reason why the caloric intake is lower. Thus, gastric bypass produces efficient and permanent weight loss.

The operation is suitable for people with BMI over 40. If you also suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea, then gastric bypass surgery is advisable from a BMI of 35. Gastric bypass is therefore especially recommended for people who are severely overweight due to excessive consumption of high-calorie foods such as sweets or fatty foods. It has been proven that gastric bypass surgery gives very good results in the long term. On average, you can lose 65 to 70 percent of your excess weight and prevent secondary diseases of obesity.

What is the procedure for gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery usually takes between 90 and 150 minutes and is performed under anesthesia. In case of pre- and post-operative care, you will stay in the hospital for about a week and will not be able to work for 2 to 3 weeks. The surgery is performed as a keyhole surgery, which means that skin incisions of about two centimeters are made. The camera and instruments are inserted through these small incisions. First, part of the stomach is separated with a stapler. The small intestine is then cut to sew the lower end to the rest of the stomach. The upper end is sutured to the third part of the small intestine to form a Y.

How our Turkish doctors proceed in gastric bypass surgery

In gastric bypass surgery, part of the stomach is first removed, leaving only a small “remnant stomach”. The small intestine was also cut. One end is connected to the rest of the stomach, and the other end is rerouted so that food is first mixed into the middle small intestine. In this way, not all of the food components can be broken down and the undigested food is pushed into the large intestine. This diversion reduces the absorption capacity of the gastrointestinal tract and accelerates the feeling of fullness. In addition, there is much less to eat.

What are the results?

The long-term results are good. On average, people who undergo gastric bypass lose 70% of their excess weight. Most people achieve a weight that is about ten to fifteen pounds over their ideal weight. That’s not so bad. The goal of surgery is to improve your health and quality of life. Therefore, it is best to choose a target weight that is between fifteen and twenty pounds above your ideal weight before surgery. This makes more sense than trying to reach your ideal weight at any cost.

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What are the advantages of gastric bypass surgery in Antalya or Turkey?

The gastric bypass techniques that we also offer in Turkey, for example, help to reduce the intake of fats and carbohydrates so that you can minimize your weight permanently. As with any other surgical procedure, our specialists at Get Slim Turkey in Antalya or Turkey must discuss all the important key data with you in advance – this is how we guarantee that risks are minimized. In addition, it is incredibly important for Get Slim Turkey to provide you with comprehensive advice so that you feel comfortable and safe during your treatment and during your stay with us. Therefore, our surgical team will take a general medical history from you and examine you thoroughly so that complications can be largely ruled out.

In general, obese people – i.e., those with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40 (40 kg/m2) or with severe physical deficits at a BMI of 35 – especially over a long period of time, may undergo gastric bypass surgery for health reasons.

What are the advantages of gastric bypass surgery in Antalya or Turkey?
What are the risks of gastric bypass surgery?
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What are the risks of gastric bypass surgery?

First and foremost, a restrictive procedure should be carefully considered, as it cannot be reversed afterwards. It should be clear to everyone that it is an anatomical change that will last a lifetime. At the same time, however, a qualitative improvement in the quality of life is guaranteed, as you will certainly lose weight bit by bit! It is also important to note that gastric bypass not only reduces calorie and fat intake, but also significantly reduces nutrient intake. This means that without additional intake of supplements, deficiencies may occur. In addition, bloating or diarrhea may occur, and in rare cases, circulation may be compromised after ingestion of foods or beverages high in sugar.

Like any surgical procedure, gastric bypass carries risks. We will inform you about them in detail during the operation. The following side effects may occur during gastric bypass surgery:

  1. Shortly after surgery, your stomach may swell a little. This may narrow the passage from your new stomach to the small intestine. This may cause you to vomit. The swelling will go down on its own in the days after surgery. As a result, you will vomit less or not at all.
  2. Leaking sutures: during surgery, the surgeon makes new connections. For example, the connection between the new stomach and the small intestine. These connections can leak. This is most common in the stomach area. Sometimes this happens because the patient eats more than will fit in the new stomach. We can fix a leak just fine. However, it requires another surgery or gastroscopy. All patients who have had a suture leak have recovered well.
  3. Dizziness: Dizziness occurs when high-calorie products (containing a lot of sugar, fats or carbohydrates) enter the small intestine too quickly. This causes blood to flow into the intestines, which lowers blood pressure in the brain. This makes you sleepy or dizzy. The hormones associated with this can cause heart palpitations. This can make you sweat and lower your blood pressure. If this happens, stay calm, lie down, and drink a glass of water. It will go away on its own after about half an hour.
  4. Vitamin deficiency: bypassing (a large part of) your digestive tract, you can no longer absorb certain vitamins properly. In addition, the amounts per meal are small. This can cause you to not absorb enough of certain vitamins. Therefore, we always recommend using vitamins as a dietary supplement – in consultation with your doctor.

Gastric Bypass in Turkey / Antalya – Costs & Procedure

Duration of Treatment

1 - 3 Hours

Clinic Stay

4 Nights

Cost

from 3,690€

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Frequently asked questions about Gastric Bypass in Turkey

In general, anyone who is obese – that is, with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40 (40 kg/m2) or with severe physical disabilities with a BMI of 35 – can undergo gastric bypass surgery for health reasons.

First of all, a restrictive intervention should be thoroughly evaluated, as it cannot be reversed later. It should be clear to everyone that it is an anatomical change that will last a lifetime. At the same time, however, a qualitative improvement in the quality of life is guaranteed, as you will gradually lose weight! It is also important to note that gastric bypass surgery not only reduces calorie and fat intake, but also significantly reduces nutrient intake. This means that in the absence of additional supplement intake, deficiencies may occur.

It is not uncommon for gastric sleeves to be only part of the treatment for obesity. This is mainly due to the fact that the gastric sleeve is very efficient, especially in patients who are very overweight, but is generally classified as insufficient in the case of persistent malnutrition. Most notably, high-sugar foods and beverages are part of the problem! If this is the case for a patient, the so-called gastric bypass is often planned as the next step.

If you also have diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea, gastric bypass surgery is indicated for BMI 35 and above, but only if all non-surgical measures, such as physical training or nutritional counseling, have not been sufficiently effective over a period of six to twelve months.

Gastric bypass has been shown to provide very good results over the long term. On average, you can lose 65-70% of your excess weight and prevent secondary obesity.

During the first six months after surgery, it is advisable not to consume alcohol, as this can cause an uncomfortable feeling of pressure. In addition, an important blood test should be performed after six months and the vitamin balance should be examined to avoid a prolonged deficiency. The diet must be adjusted and the body monitored. For example, too much fat causes excessive sweating or general discomfort and should therefore be avoided as much as possible. In principle, it is advisable to consult a nutritionist to ensure that the diet is good from the start.