Mini Gastric Bypass

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Why is Mini Gastric Bypass Performed?

Mini gastric bypass surgery is performed to help individuals with obesity lose weight, which in turn helps manage or resolve obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnoea. This procedure is less invasive than a traditional gastric bypass. This procedure not only restricts the amount of food the stomach can hold, but also aids weight loss by reducing calorie and nutrient absorption. It is usually performed when other weight loss strategies such as diet and exercise have not been successful.

How is Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?

Mini gastric bypass surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

Preparation: Before the surgery, the patient undergoes a thorough medical evaluation to ensure they are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Incisions: The surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen to facilitate the use of laparoscopic instruments, which allows for a minimally invasive approach.

Creating the Stomach Pouch: The surgeon creates a small pouch from the upper part of the stomach, using surgical staples. This pouch will serve as the new, smaller stomach, restricting the amount of food that can be consumed.

Bypassing the Small Intestine: The next step is to bypass a portion of the small intestine. The surgeon connects the newly created stomach pouch directly to a section of the small intestine, bypassing the duodenum and a portion of the jejunum, which are parts of the small intestine. This reduces the absorption of calories and nutrients.

Testing the Connections: Before closing the incisions, the surgeon tests the new connections between the stomach and the small intestine to ensure there are no leaks and that the connections are secure.

Closure: Finally, the surgeon closes the incisions using sutures or staples. Sometimes, a drain is placed to remove any fluid that may accumulate post-operatively.

What are the Risks in Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

  • Infection: Bacterial infection at the incision sites or internally.
  • Bleeding: Excessive bleeding during or after the surgery.
  • Nutrient Deficiencies: Reduced nutrient absorption leading to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
  • Leaks: Leaks in the new connections between the stomach and small intestine, leading to internal infections.
  • Blood Clots: Formation of blood clots, potentially leading to pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis.
  • Gastric Ulcers: Development of ulcers in the stomach or small intestine.
  • Gallstones: Rapid weight loss can lead to the formation of gallstones.
  • Strictures: Narrowing of the connections created during surgery, requiring further intervention.
  • Dumping Syndrome: Rapid emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine, causing symptoms like nausea and diarrhoea.
  • Reflux: Increased risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Weight Regain: Potential to regain the weight lost after surgery, especially without adherence to lifestyle changes.
  • Adverse Reaction to Anaesthesia: Complications arising from an adverse reaction to the anesthesia used during surgery.

Mini Gastric Bypass in Turkey

Turkey is home to a number of highly experienced and internationally recognised surgeons in the field of bariatric surgery. Many have undergone extensive training both in Turkey and abroad, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field.  Turkey boasts modern and well-equipped medical facilities, many of which are JCI-accredited, ensuring they meet international standards for healthcare. 

Compared to many other countries, Turkey offers affordable treatment options without compromising the quality of healthcare services and stands out especially with obesity surgery. Turkish surgeons are known for utilising innovative approaches and the latest technologies in bariatric surgery, ensuring that patients receive the most up-to-date treatments available. Many patients who have undergone mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey report positive outcomes, including significant weight loss and improvements in obesity-related health conditions.

Mini Gastric Bypass Cost Turkey

When considering mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey, it is essential to note that the country offers competitive pricing, which has contributed to its status as a popular destination for medical tourism. The cost of the surgery can vary based on a range of factors including the surgeon’s experience, the complexity of the procedure, and the facilities chosen for the surgery.

In addition, many of the clinics in Turkey can provide added value and convenience by offering comprehensive packages that cover not only the surgery itself, but also other services such as pre-operative consultations, post-operative care and sometimes even accommodation and transport. The expertise of the surgeon and the reputation of the healthcare facility should also be paramount considerations to ensure the best possible outcome from the surgery. You can contact us for more detailed information about mini gastric bypass surgery.

You will need to undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine your suitability for mini gastric bypass surgery. Eligible candidates are people who have a BMI of 40 or above or have associated health problems such as diabetes or hypertension who have been unable to achieve long-term weight loss by other methods.

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