Gastric Bypass Surgery Informations

Average Length of Stay
3 Days
Length of Stay in Hospital
3 Days
Operation Duration
2-3 Hours
General Anesthesia
Recovery Duration
1-2 Weeks

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Many people have struggled with obesity for years trying several diets, pills and professional weight loss service without long-term success. For these individuals, weight loss surgery in Turkey, also referred to as bariatric surgery, may help them lose the weight and keep it off.

Gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y surgery, is one of the commonly performed bariatric surgeries in Turkey due to its myriad benefits. Gastric bypass surgery in Turkey entails reducing the size of the stomach and bypassing a portion of the small intestine to reduce food intake and storing of calories.

One of the pivotal advantages of gastric bypass for weight loss is treating obesity-linked diseases such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol—and sleep apnea.

Bariatric gastric sleeve vs gastric bypass

There are several various weight-loss surgeries that are very effective at yielding significant and sustained long-term weight loss. However each procedure has its benefits and limitations—and what may be appropriate for a patient may not be appropriate for another patient.

There are a few differences between gastric sleeve Turkey and gastric bypass, with regards to how the procedure is performed. With gastric sleeve surgery, a portion of the stomach is removed during the surgery; whereas, during gastric bypass, the surgeon bypasses the stomach by stapling part of it closed, and then attach it to the intestines.   

Gastric bypass and diabetes

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death. Luckily, type-2 diabetes can be treated with gastric bypass surgery. Research studies suggest that patients with diabetes who underwent gastric bypass surgery experience a remission of their diabetes.

Good candidates for gastric bypass surgery in Turkey

Gastric bypass surgery requirements 

Weight loss surgery is the most effective method to treat obesity. Notwithstanding, not all weight loss procedures in Turkey are suitable for everyone. The best way to know if you qualify for gastric bypass in Istanbul is to meet with our weight loss surgery specialists for a consultation to discuss your unique case.

Our Turkey's bariatric surgeons always take into consideration your personal goals and lifestyle and strive to educate you on the risks and benefits of this life-transforming surgery.

Good candidates for gastric bypass surgery in Turkey are individuals who suffer from one or more of the following conditions:

  • Obesity (BMI of 35 or higher)
  • Morbid obesity (BMI of 40 or higher)
  • Type-2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure

Gastric bypass Turkey procedure

Roux en Y gastric bypass surgery in Turkey utilizes a combination of restriction and malabsorption. During the gastric bypass surgery in Istanbul, your assigned weight loss surgery will create a smaller stomach pouch. The surgeon then connects a Y-shaped section of the small intestine directly to the pouch, allowing food to bypass a large part of the small intestine—which absorbs calories and important nutrients. Creating a smaller stomach pouch triggers patients to feel full and satiated sooner—and hence eat less food. Gastric bypass surgery suppresses appetite and improves metabolism.

Gastric bypass revision

Patients who have previously undergone a gastric bypass surgery may experience pouch enlargement. Gastric bypass revision in Turkey can repair the gastric outlet by reducing its size. In order to achieve this, the surgeon inserts stitches into the gastric outlet via an endoscope. It is a non-invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis—without any incisions.

Gastric bypass Turkey diet

Diet regimen after gastric bypass surgery in Turkey varies depending on each patient's unique condition. A gastric bypass diet typically entails a staged approach to help you adjust back to eating solid foods.

How quickly you make progress from one step to the next depends on your body's natural ability to heal and how easily you can transition to the new eating patterns. Patients are advised to start eating regular foods about three months following the gastric bypass surgery in Turkey.

At each stage of your gastric bypass diet, you must:

  • Drink 64 ounces of fluid a day, to prevent dehydration
  • Sip fluids between meals. Wait about 30 minutes after your meal to drink anything and don't drink anything before a meal
  • Eat and drink slowly
  • Eat foods rich in protein on a daily basis
  • Consume low-fat, low-sugar foods and drinks
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Limit your caffeine intake to avoid dehydration
  • Take vitamin and mineral supplements on a daily basis as instructed by your weight loss surgeons
  • Take your time to chew food thoroughly before swallowing

Bariatric surgeons in Turkey 

Weight loss surgeons in Turkey are accomplished medical professionals who are specialized in a wide range of weight loss procedures including sleeve gastrectomy, revision bariatric surgery and non-surgical weight loss treatments. Our weight loss surgery centers offer a comprehensive program, tailor-made to help patients lose significant weight and to maintain a healthy well being.

Gastric bypass recovery

Recovery time will depend on the size of the incision made. If you had laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery performed, you will likely stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days. If your surgery became an open procedure (bigger incision) recovery and your hospital stay may last longer. The area of the incisions will be sore in the days following surgery. This can easily be managed with medication at the hospital.

The doctor may ask you walk around the hospital floor on the same day after the surgery. The morning after your gastric bypass surgery in Istanbul, you will start a clear liquid diet for at least two weeks. It’s essential that you drink at least 64 ounces of fluid every day to prevent dehydration.

Before your discharge from the hospital, our weight loss surgery team will furnish you with instructions on how to care for yourself at home. You will also be directed on how to take a sufficient amount of vitamin B12, iron and calcium. Patients are expected to return to work after 10 to 12 days.

Cost of gastric bypass surgery in Turkey

Traveling overseas for weight loss surgery can yield many benefits beyond compare. Weight loss surgery treatments in the UK are highly expensive and the wait time is tediously long. That's why hundreds of English patients travel abroad each year to medical tourism destinations for affordable and accessible weight loss surgery—and Turkey is no exception.

Turkey offers inexpensive bariatric surgeries for patients looking to benefit from accessible medical care and short wait times.

The cost of gastric bypass surgery in Turkey allow UK patients to save up to 70 percent on their treatment due to the lower cost of living, inexpensive overhead cost and the high exchange rate of the English Pound to the Turkish Lira.