Gastric Bypass Surgery in Turkey
Gastric bypass is also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. It is a type of weight loss surgery that shrinks the size of the stomach. This surgery involves making a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch to the intestine.
Your stomach will be much smaller after the surgery, and the food you eat will no longer go into some parts of the stomach and bypass most of your stomach and the first section of the small intestine.
It is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery and is done when exercise and diet haven’t worked on patients with obesity. Gastric bypass surgery is not recommended for everyone who has an obesity problem because the patient needs to meet the criteria of medical guidelines to qualify for weight loss surgery.
Two steps are involved in gastric bypass surgery:
- A surgeon will divide your stomach into two sections with the help of staples: a small upper section and a large bottom section. The top section is called the pouch, where the food you will eat goes. This pouch is very small, and because of this, you will eat less food and lose weight.
- The surgeon will connect a small part of the small intestine into the pouch hole. The food you eat will travel from the pouch to the intestine.
Gastric bypass in Turkey is done in two ways:
- With open surgery
- With the help of a laparoscope