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Gastric bypass provides fast and permanent weight loss in the fight against obesity, while significantly improving your health. Take a step today to change your life and live a healthy life!

What is a gastric bypass?

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is an operation which both minimizes stomach capacity and restricts absorption. It reduces the amount of foods you eat, and at the same time it ensures some of the nutrients’ disposing without absorbing.

Gastric bypass reduces stomach size by over 90%. The normal stomach may enlarge, sometimes up to 1000 ml. The gastric bypass pouch is 15-30 ml in size. The gastric bypass pouch, that is, the area created for the stomach, is made in the upper part of the stomach, which can stretch very little, and thus, there is no significant increase in the volume of the pouch in the long term.

Gastric bypass, also known as bariatric surgery, is a surgical method used to treat obesity. The main purpose of this surgery is to help patients with obesity to lose weight. Gastric bypass surgery provides weight loss through two main mechanisms of action:

Roux-N-Y Gastric Bypass surgery has decreased with the development of techniques that cause less absorption defects while it was the most common procedure in the 2000’s. It keeps the most commonly used method in Europe.  

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Gastric bypass surgery

How is Rny-Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?

With the planned bariatric surgery, your stomach is divided into two main sections using special surgical materials (laparoscopic). One of these sections is quite small. The small stomach section is connected to an area about 50-70 cm long from the beginning of the small intestine and the two intestines are reconnected to allow bile and pancreatic secretions to reach the 100-150 cm area that continues beyond this level.

Basic Stages of Surgery:

Stomach Division: Your stomach is divided into two main sections, one of which is very small.
Intestinal Connection: The small stomach section is connected to an area about 50-70 cm long from the beginning of the small intestine.
Bile and Pancreatic Secretions: The intestines are reconnected in such a way that bile and pancreatic secretions reach after 100-150 cm.

Long Term Effects:

Permanent Weight Loss: Permanent weight loss is achieved in the long term due to reduced food intake and limited calorie absorption.
Metabolic Improvements: The surgery provides improvements in type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related health problems.

Operation time about 1,5 hours

Operation time about 1,5 hours

Length of hospital stay 2-3 days

Length of hospital stay 2-3 days

Get back into circulation 5 days

Get back into circulation 5 days

Who Can Have Gastric Bypass Surgery?

  1. Those between the ages of 18-65 can also have surgery under the age of 18 and over the age of 65, in special cases and if the board decides.
  2. Those with a body mass index over 35,
  3. Those with a body mass index between 30-35 and additional diseases related to weight (hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart failure, metabolic syndrome, etc.)
  4. Those who have tried other treatment methods to lose weight and failed,
  5. Those who can handle surgery and anesthesia,
  6. They can have Gastric Bypass surgery.

How long does gastric bypass surgery take to lose weight?

Generally, the fastest weight loss is observed after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. This process takes approximately 6 months. However, weight loss continues for 12-18 months. During this period, your weight will stabilize and you will reach your ideal weight. You can get detailed information about the process from our best doctors.

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How long does gastric bypass surgery take

Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure that generally takes 1.5 to 2 hours. After surgery, patients usually stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days and can return home without binding reasons within 2 to 4 weeks. To support the healing process and adapt to the new stomach structure, patients follow a gradual nutrition plan.

It is important to follow these steps carefully for a successful recovery and a healthy lifestyle. 

Who Cannot Have Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass and metabolic surgery for obesity may not be suitable for everyone. Such surgeries cannot be performed in the following cases: Serious and Untreated Psychiatric Illnesses,  Drug or Alcohol Addiction,  Severe Hormonal Disorders, Those who cannot make diet and lifestyle changes after surgery,  Diseases Preventing Anesthesia,  Cancer Patients,  Those planning a pregnancy in the near future: Women who are planning a pregnancy within one year of surgery cannot have this surgery.
These conditions are important for patients to have a healthy recovery and long-term success after surgery. If you have any of these conditions, you should consult a specialist doctor to get detailed information about bariatric surgery and to evaluate alternative treatment options.

Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Safe?

Gastric bypass surgery is generally considered safe, especially when performed using laparoscopic methods. While every surgery carries some risk of complications, gastric bypass falls into the low-to-intermediate risk category.


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Frequently asked questions about gastric bypass

In general, gastric bypass surgery carries a 1% risk. It is a safe surgical procedure. However, patients may develop complications.

Gastric bypass surgery can be considered a major operation because it changes our digestive system to a great extent. Compared to other types of surgery, it is a safe procedure. Even though it is a safe surgical procedure, it requires special care for the rest of your life after the operation.

You can continue your life comfortably after gastric bypass. However, there will be many issues you need to pay attention to. You need to change your habits regarding exercise, diet and lifestyle that your doctor has prepared for you after the surgery.

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