gastric bypass technique
gastric bypass technique
In this article, we will talk about one of the most famous and fastest weight loss surgeries, the gastric bypass technique, which has achieved remarkable results for many people in recent times.
More than 15% of the world’s population suffers from obesity and overweight, a large part of them suffer from crises and psychological and physical disorders, and many wish they could get rid of excess weight, and enjoy a healthy sports life like the rest.
This article is intended for those who want to lose excess weight, especially those who are tired of the slow results of the diet, and have begun to think about surgical interventions that will be a quick solution to these problems.
What is the gastric bypass technique?
The gastric bypass operation can be explained very simply, by forming a small pouch at the top of the stomach. This pouch is connected directly to the small intestine, and this technique is not considered a new technique or recent experience, as the first gastric bypass operation was performed more 30 years ago, and this technique remained popular until today.
There is no doubt that this operation has gained wide popularity in the last five years, and more than 15,000 operations were performed in 2021 in America alone, and this number is high, as it represents a percentage of no less than 20% of the total of those who suffer from obesity very much in America.
Types of gastric bypass technique
Gastric bypass technology has evolved greatly over time, and some methods have been fully developed, and others have been kept for their high quality and new developments have been invented, so that each method remains suitable for a specific type of patients.
We can count at least 3 ways to bypass the stomach as of the date of writing this article.
And these ways are:
- The traditional method.
- The short method.
- The two-way method.
1- The traditional method:
And that is by isolating the upper part of the stomach without connecting it to the intestine.
2- The short method:
It is the most popular method which depends as we explained earlier.by connecting the upper part of the stomach and separating it from the stomach, and connecting the separated part directly to the small intestine.and this method gives great results for everyone who is trying to lose weight easily and quickly.
3- Binary path method:
It is from its name that it is clear that the food path is divided into two detailed paths, and we can describe it as including two techniques at the same time.and it is one of the methods that are followed by people who suffer from very obesity, where the first path is connected to take the food its natural path, and the second path It is connected from the beginning of the stomach to the end of the small intestine, and from it a large part of the food is disposed of directly.without going through the stomach in the first place.
The benefits of the surgery
There is no doubt that gastric bypass surgery has great benefits ,as it is considered one of the most required weight loss operations in various developed countries of the world.
This operation is the first choice for every diabetic patient, because the commonality between the operation and diabetes is insulin resistance of tissues.
Gastric bypass surgery is the best option for anyone who suffers from esophageal disorders, because the operation is performed entirely in the stomach ,and without approaching any part of the esophagus..
The side effects
The gastric bypass method may be considered one of the best ways to lose weight, but since it is a surgical procedure, it has some side effects that may be annoying to some, and we mention them:
- Ulceration of the intestines and stomach, as a result of scars and wounds that result after the operation.
- The operation may cause a temporary perforation in the wall of the stomach or intestines.
- In rare cases, the operation may cause damage to the parts surrounding the stomach, such as the spleen or pancreas.
How to perform this surgery ?
The patient is first given general anesthesia, then binoculars and strong lighting are used, in order to see all the holes that will be punctured during the operation, which will be with an average diameter of more than 3 cm, and then the abdominal cavity is injected with carbon dioxide, and This is to expand the field of vision and to give the doctor more flexibility during the procedure.
Then a small part is isolated from the top of the stomach, in order to accommodate a specific part of the food, so that it is separated from the rest of the stomach parts. Flour directly without going to the bottom of the stomach.
The gastric bypass surgery usually takes two to three hours, all under the influence of general anesthesia as mentioned above.
The patient needs to stay in bed for a few days ,in order to recover from the wounds resulting from the operation, and during this period the patient is prevented from eating, as the patient is fed by serum.
And under the supervision of the specialist doctor, the patient is advised to eat fruits and vegetables and everything that is rich in vitamins, because the patient needs them after the operation, and in general the patient needs all the tonics of vitamins, especially b12, calcium and iron.
Turkey is currently one of the preferred destinations ,for anyone looking for gastric bypass surgery, and Turkish doctors have proven highly skilled in implementing this operation, and its success rate has been very high in the last 5 years.
You can contact our specialized medical team, to inquire about the implementation of this operation, and about the best hospitals, and through us you can certainly get the best prices.