Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is considered the gold standard in bariatric surgery and is used more often than other types of interventions. The operation consists of several stages. First, the surgeon cuts off the upper part of the stomach and forms a new organ with a volume of up to 30 grams. Then he divides the small intestine into 2 parts and connects the lower section and the gastric pouch. This way, food will bypass most of the stomach and go straight into the small intestine. Thanks to this, the patient will experience a feeling of fullness from small portions of food.
Gastric bypass surgery in Turkey is performed by experienced bariatric surgeons using general anesthesia for 2-3 hours. Laparoscopic surgery is predominantly used. Through 4-6 small incisions, the doctor inserts instruments and a miniature camera, which displays the surgical field on a monitor. This increases the success rate of gastric bypass surgery in Turkey. Recovery takes place within 2-3 weeks.
Important! The effect of gastric bypass in Turkey lasts throughout your life.
Benefits of mini gastric bypass:
The mini-gastrobypass technique was developed by American surgeon Robert Rutledge in 1997. This is a less technically demanding procedure, which is also performed laparoscopically. It differs from the classical one in that the surgeon does not divide the small intestine and creates only one anastomosis, the connection between the stomach and the small intestine.
Mini gastric bypass was specially designed for the following purposes:
- reduction of the operation time by an average of 50 minutes;
- simplification of operating techniques;
- reduction of the risk of complications, for example: leakage or stenosis of the anastomosis.
After this intervention, the patient is usually discharged on the second day.