Gastric bypass surgery is a method that both restricts food intake and reduces the absorption of food taken at the same time. It is still the most common type of combined surgeries.
In this operation, the upper part of the stomach is reduced by approximately 30-50 cc. In the second stage, this small stomach pouch is combined in such a way that some of the small intestines are bypassed. With this method, the patients quickly get a feeling of fullness with much smaller portions. At the same time, the absorption of the nutrients taken is decreased.
Patients that have gastric Bypass both eat less food and take less calories due to the reduction of the stomach, and the direct transition from the remaining small stomach to the small intestine provides a decrease in the absorption of high-calorie food intake. Thus, weight loss happens.
Since the food we eat after this surgery passes directly to the ileum, which is the second part of our small intestines, various hormones are secreted more, and these hormones cause more insulin hormones from our pancreatic gland. Therefore, Gastric Bypass surgery is preferred for people with obesity and Type-2 Diabetes.
Gastric Bypass surgery is also performed under laparoscopic technic method. The operation takes about two hours, and the patient will be able to stand up in the 4th hour after the operation and manage to do his/her own needs. After this operation, the patient is kept under observation in the hospital for 3 days. Finally, before they discharge, the medication and the dietician support will be provided to the patient.
Gastric sleeve surgery is suitable for anyone who has tried to lose weight before, failed, and whose body mass is 35kg / m2 and above, especially those who have type-2 diabetes. The decision for those who have a body mass index between 30kg / m2 and 35kg / m2 is made according to whether they have weight-related diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma, etc.). The final decision regarding the operation is made after the doctor’s consultation.
Minimum BMI: 30
Age Required: +18
Surgery Method: Laparoscopy (Closed Method)
Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
Surgery Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Accommodation: 5 days
Recovery Time: 15 days
Excess Weight Loss: 60-70%
Gastric Bypass surgery is an excellent procedure to provide individuals with long-term weight control in small portions without the old strong sense of appetite. For most patients, long-term weight loss and weight maintenance are successful. Weight loss creates a permanent solution for type-2 diabetes, also side diseases caused by excess weight. Patients experience physical and psychological satisfaction after surgery.
Gastric bypass surgeries are performed laparoscopically with up-to-date technologies. In this way, the absence of large incisions speeds up the healing process. If you prefer an experienced surgeon in gastric bypass surgeries, you will have a comfortable surgical process.
Step 1: Contact my patient representative for information
Please call/send a message at +90 542 469 67 67 to speak to me. My coordinator will contact you promptly to request your body mass index and basic health information. This can determine the most suitable method for you. You also have the opportunity to clarify all your questions. After your personal health data from me, Dr. Volkan Arayici, will carefully check your suitability for the operation has been determined, you can arrange a suitable operation appointment with my coordinator via WhatsApp.
Step 2: Airport pickup and arrival at the hospital
After your flight, you have successfully landed at İzmir ADB Airport. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport exit with a sign with your name on it. You will then be taken to the hospital in our VIP transfer vehicle. The drive to the hospital takes about 20 minutes.
When you arrive at the hospital, the first examinations will be carried out by the nurses. These include an EKG, a blood test, and a lung film. These examinations serve to collect important medical information in advance of your operation.
Step 3: Preliminary examinations and discussion with your doctor, Dr. Arayici
As part of the step-by-step preparation for your surgery, we will carry out the following tests the next morning to check your compatibility:
After all these examinations, you will meet with our doctor, Dr. Volkan Arayici who will perform your surgery. He will review the results of your preliminary examinations and give you various information about the procedure during this time. This interview is designed to answer your questions and you will have the opportunity to meet your doctor.
Step 4: Surgery
Now the awaited moment has come!
In this step, which will be a turning point in your life, you will receive the surgery that is right for you. Before the operation, we will provide you with a surgical gown that you will wear. We will then walk together to the operating room.
During the procedure, you will be given general anesthesia and put into a deep sleep.
The duration of the operations is usually:
Gastric sleeve (stomach reduction): about 1 hour
Gastric bypass: about 2 hours
Before and after the operation I will be on-site as a coordinator to translate all the necessary information for you and to ensure that your needs are met.
For the operation, the stay in the hospital for gastric sleeve (stomach reduction) and gastric bypass is about 3-4 days.
Step 5: After the operation
After the operation you will first rest in our observation room. You will stay in this room for 2 hours under the care of a nurse. The nurse will check your blood pressure, heart rate and breathing regularly to make sure everything is stable.
After these 2 hours you can slowly get up and move. Already on this day you are encouraged to take regular walks in the hallway, as this will be very beneficial for your recovery.
Nursing care in the observation room and activities like walking in the hallway will help you slowly recover and mobilize your body.
Step 6: Recovery on the 1st day after the operation
The next morning, after the operation, Dr. Volkan will run your checks again to make sure everything is in order. On this day, it is important to note that you must not eat solid food. Instead, you'll be given IV fluids to meet your fluid needs.
The focus on this day is particularly on regular walks. You are encouraged to walk the hallway for at least 10 minutes every hour. This activity will help you regain your mobility and aid in the healing process.
Your assigned coordinator will also accompany you on this walk to ensure that you are comfortable and that your recovery is progressing.
Step 7: Nutrition and Recovery
On this day, after the operation, you are allowed to drink your first sip of water. After this, you will be provided with soups, protein shakes and tea to slowly rebuild your diet.
In the days that follow, you will continue to take regular walks to aid your recovery. On the third day after the operation, you have the opportunity to have tea with us (if you wish) in our cafeteria. This provides an opportunity to relax and enjoy a pleasant moment.
On the day of your departure, our VIP transfer service will pick you up from the hospital and take you to the airport. You can rely on us to take care of your health and not leave you alone. My coordinator will be with you from start to finish and will keep you company to make sure you are taken care of.
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