Gastric Bypass is one of the most popular surgical methods in the treatment of obesity. It is planned to prevent diseases such as obesity-related diabetes in this procedure, in which the stomach volume is reduced and fat absorption is reduced. Before this procedure, the patient’s suitability for surgery should be planned and the process should be best managed.

How Is Gastric Bypass Performed?

  • Gastric bypass is performed with the laparoscopic (closed) method.
  • Gastric Bypass is an obesity surgery performed under general anesthesia.
  • In this surgery, 4-6 holes with a diameter of 1 cm are drilled into the stomach to reach the surrounding tissues.
  • While imaging and examination are performed with some of the surgical instruments, the operation is completed with the others.
  • The stomach is divided into two parts so that 5% remains at the junction of the stomach with the esophagus.
  • Two parts of the stomach remain inside. The newly formed stomach is connected to the small intestine.

After gastric bypass surgery, the patient should stay in the hospital for 3-5 days. All medical care and controls are carried out during the hospitalization process. In order for the surgery to be successful, you should pay attention to the nutritional advices of your doctor.

What is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass is one of the most preferred methods in bariatric surgery in recent years. This surgical procedure is especially suitable for patients who want to lose weight quickly. It enables patients to have a healthier life.

How is Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?

Laparoscopic gastric bypass (R-YGB) surgery is one of the most preferred methods in obesity treatment and surgical procedures. The main purposes of gastric bypass are to reduce the internal volume of the stomach, to achieve a feeling of fullness in a short time, to remove a part of the intestines and to expel the consumed food without absorption. This surgical method provides very effective and permanent results, and it completely changes the patient’s diet.

Gastric Bypass Surgery is applied by separating the part at the beginning of the stomach from the rest of the stomach with approximately 30-50 cc remaining. During this surgery, some of the small intestines are also bypassed and connected to the newly formed small stomach. In this way, it is ensured that the patient reaches the feeling of fullness faster with smaller portions. This small stomach prevents the absorption of most of the high-quality nutrients by the patient and transfers them to the small intestine. Therefore, the patient does not take calories because absorption does not occur. With Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, patients also learn the concept of satiety by eating less. However, there are somethings to consider before and after this surgery, which is extremely important.

Things to Consider Before Gastric Bypass Surgery

Deciding to have gastric bypass surgery is concluded with the joint decision of the patient and specialist physicians. Before gastric bypass, patients who are scheduled for surgery are physically examined and evaluated by psychiatrists. This surgery, which will create a great change, can affect the patient in many ways. Patients who have undergone a detailed scan are prepared for surgery after approval by the physicians. A more reliable surgical process awaits with the specialist physicians and professional services of Estpital.

In Gastric Bypass surgeries, robotic surgery and gastric bypass laparoscopic method are preferred and the priority in surgeries is which method will be more suitable for the patient. That’s why it is very important to meet with our specialist physicians. Gastric Bypass surgery requires at least 5-6 days of follow-up, especially after surgery.

At the same time, there are many issues that the patient should pay attention to after the surgery. Gastric Bypass surgery requires at least 5-6 days of follow-up, especially after surgery. Also, nutritional plans are given to patients who prefer Estpital for Gastric Bypass surgery, which they should pay attention to until the first examination by a dietitian before they are discharged from hospital. All our patients who have undergone bariatric surgery are followed closely by our psychiatrists, nutritionists and endocrinologists during the first year.

Do You Know the Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Every surgical procedure carries risks, albeit minor ones. That is why physicians want to examine their patients with all examinations before surgery. For this reason, it is not true to think that every surgery has a definite bad result. Your doctor decides whether you can have the surgery based on the tests and examinations he/she has done. Therefore, possible risks are minimized.

Approximately 10% of patients who are undergone gastric bypass surgery encounter some complications. More serious complications are rare. Common and acceptable complications can be treated. In general, we can list the risks that may occur as follows;

  • In bariatric surgery procedures, as in many other abdominal surgeries, complications such as bleeding, infection, intestinal obstruction, hernia and general anesthesia complications may occur after the procedure.
  • The most serious of all risks is the leakage that may occur in the connection between the stomach and the small intestine. When such a symptom is encountered, a second surgery is often necessary for the patient.

Frequently Asked Questions – Gastric Bypass Surgery

Which patients are the appropriate candidates for Gastric Bypass surgery?

Obesity surgery is especially applied in patients with a body mass index of 35-40 and above.

When will the patient return to daily life after Gastric Bypass surgery?

You should not drive for the first two weeks after the operation. 3-4 days after the operation, you can walk, take a shower, go up and down stairs, and work in jobs without intense physical activity. At the same time, you should not lift a heavy load for 6 weeks after the surgery.



Fill out the form now to get information about our services.

    Free consultation