Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Turkey
Mini gastric bypass surgery, also known as “Omega Loop Bypass”, is a new and effective weight loss method that combines some features of gastric sleeve and traditional gastric bypass surgery.
During the surgery, a small pouch is created in your stomach. This pouch is then connected to the intestine. It is simpler and faster than gastric bypass surgery. It is therefore less risky and recovery is faster. With mini gastric bypass surgery, you can lose 70-80% of your excess weight.
If you are considering mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey or want to get detailed information about the operation, do not hesitate to contact us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Candidates for Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Turkey
To undergo a mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey, you must have a BMI of 35 or above. If you have obesity-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnoea, you can also be a candidate with a BMI of 30 or above.
For a mini gastric bypass surgery, you should be ready to make significant changes in your eating habits, diet and lifestyle. Remember that bariatric surgery is a tool for weight loss. For long-term success, you should stick to your lifestyle changes.
Mini gastric bypass surgery is also an effective solution as a revision surgery for people who cannot achieve the expected results with gastric sleeve surgery.
Benefits and Advantages of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
With mini gastric bypass surgery, you can lose approximately 70-80% of your excess weight. With the loss of excess weight, obesity-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnoea can be significantly improved or completely eliminated.
With a mini gastric bypass surgery, the overall quality of life and physical activity are significantly improved. Self-esteem and self-confidence are improved. Joint pain in the knee and waist area decreases.
You can lose more weight and lose weight faster than with gastric sleeve surgery. At the same time, it is easier to maintain your weight than with a gastric sleeve surgery.
Recovery and Nutrition after Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
Mini gastric bypass surgery is performed laparoscopically under general anaesthesia. The surgery takes approximately 1.5-2 hours. You will start walking 6-8 hours after the surgery.
The day after the surgery, a leak test is performed by X-ray. After the leak test, you will start fluid intake. For the first few days you will drink clear liquids such as water and fruit juice. Then you will gradually switch to soft and solid foods.
You can expect to return to work 1 week after the mini gastric bypass surgery. The recovery takes about 2-3 weeks. Movement is very important to speed up recovery. You should take short walks every day and drink plenty of fluids.
Risks and Complications of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
As with any surgical procedure, mini gastric bypass surgery has various risks, complications and side effects. These are usually rare but important to understand.
After the surgery, there may be a leak between the stomach pouch and the intestines. Immediate intervention may be required. The risk of infection is low, but care must be taken. Incisions should always be kept clean and dry.
As food passes rapidly from the stomach to the intestine, some patients may experience dumping syndrome. Dumping syndrome causes dizziness, nausea and diarrhoea. It usually resolves on its own. It can be alleviated by dietary changes. In some cases, medication may be required.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
How long does the mini gastric bypass take?
Mini gastric bypass surgery takes approximately 1.5-2 hours. This duration may vary according to the anatomical structure of the patient and the surgeon’s preferred technique. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia with laparoscopic surgery.
Is mini gastric bypass reversible?
Although mini gastric bypass surgery is a simple procedure compared to traditional gastric bypass surgery, it is reversible but much more complex. The surgery should be performed by a highly experienced bariatric surgeon.
How much weight can I lose after a mini gastric bypass surgery?
At the end of two years after the mini gastric bypass surgery, you can lose about 70-80% of your excess weight. Weight loss may vary from patient to patient depending on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. We had many patients who reached their ideal weight at the end of the first year.
Will I experience pain after the mini gastric bypass surgery?
You can expect pain after a mini gastric bypass surgery, but it is usually minimal. It can be controlled with painkillers. Since the abdominal cavity is inflated with carbon dioxide gas during the surgery, flatulence is a common occurrence after the procedure. You can prevent flatulence by walking and moving frequently.
How long do I need to stay in Turkey for a mini gastric bypass surgery?
For the mini gastric bypass, you need to stay in Turkey for 4 nights (3 nights in hospital, 1 night in hotel). On the 5th day you can return to your country.
How much does a mini gastric bypass in Turkey cost?
The cost of a mini gastric bypass in Turkey can vary depending on many factors such as the chosen hospital, the surgeon’s experience and the services offered. The prices are usually between £3,500 and £5,000.
How much should I weigh for mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey?
For a mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey, your BMI should be 35 or above. If you have obesity-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnoea, you can also undergo surgery with a BMI of 30 and above. Do not hesitate to contact us for detailed information.