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Gastric Bypass

Memorial Antalya Hospital Antalya, Turkiye
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3,200.00 €

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Starting From 3,200.00 €
Part of Body Abdomen
Operation Duration 2 Hours
Accommodation 7 Days
Recovery Time 10 - 15 Days
Hospital Stay 3 Days
Number of Treatments Once

Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure used in the treatment of obesity. In this procedure, the stomach is reduced in size and the intestines are rearranged to alter the digestive process. It is commonly used as a method for significant weight loss. Gastric bypass works by reducing the size of the stomach to increase feelings of fullness and decrease food intake. Additionally, bypassing a portion of the intestines reduces the absorption of nutrients, thereby supporting weight loss. This procedure is used to reduce obesity-related health problems and to support weight loss efforts.

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Questions & Answers

Gastric bypass is often recommended for individuals with a BMI over 40. It may also be advised for those with a BMI of 30 and above who have conditions such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.

Possible complications include constipation, gallstones, and dumping syndrome. More severe issues, such as internal infections, gastric leakage, and blood clots, occur in approximately 1% of cases.

Around 85% of patients report sustained weight loss of 50% following gastric bypass surgery. Complications are reported in 5% of cases. In 10-15% of cases, the procedure may not achieve the desired results, necessitating further bariatric surgery.

Choosing gastric bypass involves a thorough pre-operative preparation, including dietary changes to reduce fat deposits. Post-surgery, a liquid diet is initially required, followed by a gradual adjustment of food intake to accommodate the restricted stomach capacity. The specifics of this dietary progression will be tailored by specialists and may vary between patients. During the surgery, patients are under general anesthesia, and recovery times vary, with laparoscopic techniques typically resulting in shorter healing periods. In general, patients leave the hospital within 3 days, and the overall recovery process spans 3-5 weeks.

While gastric bypass offers long-term weight loss, maintaining the results requires a commitment to lifestyle changes. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and ongoing support are essential.

Excess skin is a common concern. Depending on individual factors, such as age and skin elasticity, some patients may choose additional procedures (body contouring) to address excess skin after weight loss.

The reversibility of gastric bypass depends on factors like the surgeon's technique, time since surgery, and the patient's overall health. Reversing gastric bypass becomes more challenging over time due to adhesions, scar tissue, and altered anatomy.