Obesity and excess weight are health problems that concern many people, especially when excess weight becomes a cause of many diseases, especially chronic ones.
Studies confirm that obesity and excess weight are a major cause of heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, and even a cause of psychological diseases such as depression and mood swings.
Medical development creates real opportunities for obese and overweight men or women, regardless of the causes of weight gain
In this article, we will talk about the gastric bypass process, how it is performed and its costs in Turkey
What is the process of gastric bypass!
Gastric bypass surgery or gastric bypass surgery, which is a surgical procedure aimed at helping to lose weight. The operation revolves around creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the new pouch created to the small intestine.
Gastric bypass surgery was first performed in 1994 in the United States of America
This process also contributes to maintaining the weight gained after losing it
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Gastric Bypass Techniques and Types
Gastric bypass surgery has several techniques or types, the doctor chooses the appropriate technique according to the case
- The normal gastric bypass is divided into near and far
- Mini gastric bypass
- Bipartite gastric bypass
Mini gastric bypass
It is based on isolating the upper part of the stomach and turning it into a tube and connecting it to a loop of the intestine
This technique in gastric bypass surgery is one of the most popular techniques and is characterized by being able to return to the natural state and obtaining perfect results within the first six months after the operation.
Bipartite gastric bypass
Medically known as sasi, it is the latest gastric bypass technology
This technique relies on dividing the food path entering the stomach into two paths, the first is the usual path of food
The second route is from the stomach directly to the end of the small intestine
This operation also includes the surgeon performing two steps, namely the sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass
The first stage: It is called a sleeve gastrectomy, in which about 80% of the size of the stomach is cut
The second stage: Gastric bypass is done in conjunction with the first stage, in which a link or path is created between the stomach and the small intestine, and as a result, the amount of food is determined and reduced as well as the amount of food absorbed from the body.
Gastric bypass surgery conditions – gastric bypass candidates
Gastric bypass surgery is a definitive solution to the treatment of severe obesity and overweight and is chosen after assessing body mass
High body mass of more than 40 kg per square meter
High body mass index to 35-40 kilograms per square meter with one of the complications of obesity such as diabetes and high blood pressure
High body mass index between 30-35 kilograms per square meter with difficulty controlling sugar levels or the presence of metabolic syndrome.
The persons nominated for the operation are evaluated based on one of the above criteria
The patient is over 18 years old
Advantages and benefits of gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery improves tissue response to insulin more than other weight loss procedures, and this is the reason for its popularity and doctors recommended it, especially for people with diabetes.
Gastric bypass surgery is a good option for those who suffer from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease and is better than the sleeve gastrectomy in this case.
Gastric bypass surgery will give you a good and fresh start, and it is the radical solution to obesity and excess weight, and you will maintain your normal weight throughout the post-operative period.
Steps and stages of gastric bypass surgery in Turkey
The basis of gastric bypass surgery is to reduce the amount of food that an obese person eats, as well as reducing the amount of food absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract in the digestive system.
Gastric bypass surgery is performed under general or general anesthesia
The doctor opens small openings or channels, and through the openings, he inserts the instruments equipped with a camera with strong lighting and follows the process through a digital display screen.
First, the doctor inflates the abdominal cavity with inert carbon dioxide gas to expand the range of motion
Then he makes a transverse cut in the stomach and isolates it from the rest of the stomach, so that part of it remains in the form of a small warehouse of approximately 30 ml, so that it can only accommodate a very small amount of food.
The surgeon also makes a transverse cut in the small intestine, and connects the free end of it directly to the remaining small depot of the stomach, so that food passes through the remaining small part of the stomach, and from it directly to the middle of the intestine, bypassing the first part of the intestine and most parts of the stomach.
Gastric bypass surgery cost in Turkey
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