What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
As the definition of bypass in general surgery is “building a new passage from the stomach to the intestine,” the same definition is also used in bariatric surgery. The bypass method used to treat obstruction that occurs at the exit of the stomach in weight loss patients is called gastric bypass.
During gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is largely disabled and the intestines are directed to ensure that only a certain part of the food is digested.
Who Can Have Gastric Bypass Surgery?
The first criteria for Gastric Bypass surgery are to be between the ages of 18-65, and having a body index of 35. As long as there are no diseases that prevent surgery as a result of the patient’s history and detailed examinations, anyone who meets these criteria can have gastric bypass surgery. Your doctor will evaluate your situation and determine the most accurate obesity treatment.
When Does Weight Loss Start in Gastric By-Pass Surgery?
Weight loss occurs gradually, with the fastest in the first months. It may take 1.5-2 years for maximum weight loss. 70-80% of the excess weight is lost during this period.
- Duration of the Surgery: 2-3 hours
- Hospitalization: 4 Days
- Recovery Time: 15-20 Days
What should be the nutritional status after gastric bypass surgery?
After surgery, our expert dietitian bariatrician explains in detail what should be the diet after gastric bypass surgery and what to consider. In addition, the special supportive products that we will give you to consume during this process will ensure your convenience..
Sports After Gastric By-Pass Surgery
10 days after gastric bypass surgery,you can start walking and swimming, and at the end of the first month of your surgery, you can start doing more intense sports that require weight and muscle resistance, unless your obesity surgeon recommends otherwise.