Gastric Bypass is a slimming method performed by surgery. This method is applied in the operating room with general anesthesia. At least 8 hours of fasting is required when entering surgery. Blood thinners are made in sufficient doses to prevent blood clotting the day before surgery. After the patient is put to sleep by the anesthesiologist, a urine probe is placed. Gastric Bypass surgery is performed by laparoscopic method. Approximately 5 to 10 mm long skin incisions are made with the help of a thin 30 cm long camera inserted into the abdomen. Then long rods with a thinner structure than the pen are placed inside the abdomen. With the help of these rods and sewing staples called staplers, a 6 cm long, 3 cm wide gastric pocket is created in the part of the normal stomach after the esophagus. In order to reduce digestion, the small intestine is combined with the intestinal stomach pouch, which is about 200 cm beyond the section called Treitz. In order to see the robustness of the seams formed between the new gastric pocket and the intestine, the anesthesiologist tests the stomach with blue dyed liquid. This test is sometimes carried out by air and sometimes by both methods. The operation is terminated by sewing the incision places without removing any pieces of the stomach.
Gastric Bypass surgery is one of the most performed surgeries in the world. This surgery is applied to cause weight loss to people with two mechanisms. Gastric Bypass surgery creates a small stomach volume. However, the small stomach is connected to the small intestine. Incoming nutrients bypass the large stomach and pass into the small intestine. This process is also called Gastric Bypass.
Gastric Bypass surgery is suitable for patients with a body mass index of more than 35, who have diabetes or who are fed sugary foods, alcohol, high-calorie snacks and coke.
After the surgery, you usually stay in the hospital for 2-3 days. After taking water and liquid foods during this time, you can be discharged by removing the drain if your doctor deems it appropriate.
You can easily feel saturated with a small amount of food intake after surgery. This saturation will gradually turn into a loss of satiety and appetite. The use of the necessary vitamin and mineral supplements will be monitored with the instructions of surgeons and dietitians. In this way, you can lose weight very comfortably without losing vitamins and minerals.
After Gastric Bypass surgery, it is possible to lose 50-100% of your excess weight in the 1-2 year period. The success of your weight loss is proportional to your follow-up to your postoperative diet and exercise program. After gastric bypass surgery, for example, someone who has undergone surgery with 120 kilos can lose about 50-60 kg of weight.