In Y gastric bypass, the stomach volume is greatly reduced and a bypass is created for the digestive tract. The procedure is performed by keyhole surgery (laparoscopy). The surgeon creates a small pocket in the stomach at the junction of the esophagus and stomach. The large remnant stomach is left intact, making this procedure reversible, unlike sleeve gastrectomy. The sleeve stomach is then connected to the small intestine so that the remaining large stomach is excluded. This piece of small intestine is called a feeding loop. Finally, the outlet of the remaining large stomach is connected to the lower gastric loop. Only at this level do the digestive juices come into contact with the food.
Roux-Y gastric bypass is a special type of modern weight loss surgery in which a small pouch is created from the patients’ stomach and the created pouch is connected directly to the remaining small intestine. The food consumed then passes through the reduced stomach pouch directly into the back of the small intestine, bypassing most of the stomach and also bypassing the first part of the small intestine. This makes it possible to lose weight without having to change eating habits.
Gastric bypass surgery is usually performed in Germany only after you have tried to lose weight by improving your diet and exercise habits. An alternative is the Roux-Y gastric bypass surgery in Turkey. This is performed by experienced and knowledgeable doctors and is also much cheaper than in Germany. Another advantage of gastric bypass surgery in Turkey is the good care before and after the surgery. This way, patients get used to the new feeling of fullness faster and are ready for the positive changes after the surgery. Roux Y gastric bypass surgery in Turkey is ideal if.
– Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 and above.
– Your BMI is between 35 and 39.9 (called obesity) and you have a serious health problem, such as diabetes (type 2), high blood pressure as well as severe sleep apnea
– In special cases, Roux Y gastric bypass surgery is also considered appropriate if your BMI is between 30 and 34 and you have serious health problems.
Gastric bypass has a restrictive, malabsorptive and hormonal effect. The amount of food that can be consumed during meals is very limited without feeling hungry. In addition, the absorption of fats is limited. This keeps the patient from eating too much fat and sugar, and therefore can help improve eating habits after surgery.
Before the Roux-Y gastric bypass is inserted, Turkish specialists thoroughly screen and counsel their patients. This extensive screening process is necessary to achieve optimal results in accordance with the patient’s health and goals. Depending on your physical situation, doctors may advise you to adjust your diet, lifestyle and behavior after gastric bypass surgery to cure any discomfort.
Roux-Y gastric bypass surgery is performed in a specialized Turkish clinic. You will receive comprehensive care from our Get Slim Turkey team. Depending on your recovery, your stay in the hospital may last about three to five days. Before the surgery, you will be put under general anesthesia. During the surgery, the anesthesiologist will continuously monitor the effectiveness of the anesthesia. Likewise, your circulation will be monitored.
After the open or laparoscopic incisions, the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach. The resulting stomach is about the size of a walnut and can hold only a small amount of food. The next step is to separate the small intestine and sew part of it directly to the stomach pouch. The food then passes into this reduced gastric pouch and from there directly into the new small intestine. The food bypasses most of the stomach and the first part of the new small intestine and passes directly into the middle part of the small intestine. This significantly reduces caloric intake and you lose weight!
The specifics of your Roux Y gastric bypass will depend on your individual situation and the surgeon’s recommendations. Some surgeries are performed with traditional large (open) incisions in the abdomen. However, the majority of Roux Y gastric bypass surgeries in Turkey are performed using keyhole techniques – laparoscopically. In this procedure, the surgeon inserts the instruments into the abdomen through various small incisions.
Gastric bypass can lead to prolonged weight loss. How much weight you lose depends on the type of bypass surgery and lifestyle changes. You may lose 60 percent or more of your excess weight within two years. In addition to actual weight loss, gastric bypass can reduce or eliminate many of the side effects of obesity.
If you decide to have Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery in Turkey, your medical team will give you recommendations on how to prepare for the surgery. Immediately before surgery, you may need to undergo various laboratory tests and examinations.
Immediately after Roux-en-Gastric Bypass surgery, you will be able to take liquids but not solid food as your stomach and intestines begin to heal. You will then follow a special diet plan that slowly changes from liquid to mashed food. You may eat only soft foods at first and continue with more solid foods only when your body can tolerate them. You will also receive vitamin and mineral supplements from the medical staff and medical team to ensure optimal care and healing.
The surgery usually takes a few hours. After the surgery, you will wake up in a recovery room where the medical staff will check if you have any complications.
If you decide to have Roux-Y gastric bypass surgery in Turkey, your medical team will give you recommendations on how to prepare for this surgery. Immediately before the surgery, it may be necessary to perform various tests and laboratory tests.
Gastric bypass surgery may result in prolonged weight loss. Weight loss depends on the type of Roux-Y gastric bypass and lifestyle changes you make. You could lose 60 percent or more of your excess weight in two years.
In addition to actual weight loss, Roux Y gastric bypass can reduce or eliminate many of the side effects of obesity.
Immediately after Roux-Y gastric bypass surgery, you will be able to receive liquids but not solid food as your stomach and intestines begin to heal. You will then follow a special diet that slowly changes from a liquid diet to a pureed diet. You may then eat soft foods and continue with solid foods as your body tolerates them. You will also receive vitamin and mineral supplements from the medical staff and medical team to ensure optimal care and healing.