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Average Length of Stay
7 Nights
Length of Stay in Hospital
3 Nights
Operation Duration
2-4 Hours
Recovery Duration
1 Week
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What is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a type of surgery performed by laparoscopy method. Gastric bypass is an irreversible type of surgery that will not only have a restrictive effect on food intake, but also cause mal-absorption in the patient. During the procedure, gastric bypass surgeons will enter with a needle through 5 small cuts to inflate the abdominal area with carbon dioxide gas.

Gastric bypass surgery is comprised of various stages. The organs in the abdominal area will be reflected on the monitor with the help of a camera thanks to high-tech equipments. First, a small stomach approximately 30 ml in diameter will be created in the stomach entrance. Afterwards, the small intestine is sutured to the lower part of the small stomach which is cut open 50 centimeters. The other end of the small intestine is sutured 150 cm ahead of the small intestine, which will allow the bile to come.

Gastric bypass is not much different from sleeve gastrectomy, it aims a rapid weight loss thanks to the decrease in the absorption of nutrients with the stomach being bypassed.


What is the Difference Between Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Stomach is one of the organs that can almost return to its former volume after a certain period, following excision and partial excision. Thanks to its flexible structure, it can enlarge up to 80% of the old volume of the stomach. Therefore, in sleeve gastrectomy, the remaining gastric membrane grows again and does not pose any health problems. 

Gastric bypass offers the same advantages in comparison with sleeve gastrectomy. However, in gastric bypass surgery, after a part of the stomach is isolated, it remains closed in the body. In the following period, it is not possible to see conditions such as ulcers and cancer that may occur in the blind part remaining from the stomach by endoscopy. Therefore, this process is defined as an irreversible procedure.


Who is a Suitable Candidate for Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass is recommended as an appropriate method for patients between the ages of 20 and 55, by evaluating their current medical history. Gastric bypass is suggested for patients with a body mass index of 35 or more and are suffering from medical issues caused by obesity. If you already tried your best to lose weight yet you did not succeed, and you are willing to change your eating habits for good, then gastric bypass can be an answer for you.

To undergo gastric bypass patients are expected not to have any medical conditions which can cause problems during anesthesia. Most importantly, they have to be psychologically ready to revolutionize their eating habits and life style after gastric bypass surgery.


What to Do After Gastric Bypass Operation?

After gastric bypass, liquid diet for the first 15 days begins and within one month after the surgery, the patient can switch to consume solid food. Nutrition and diet plan are made under dietician follow-up and the patient will be monitored for a month. The adaptation of the new eating plan is vital to have successful post operation results. Mild exercises such as taking walks is recommended to support weight loss post gastric bypass.


What Are the Advantages of Gastric Bypass Operation?

Adaptation to a healthier lifestyle is the biggest advantage of gastric bypass operation. The gastric bypass surgery enables to lose weight pretty fast giving the patient motivation to keep going. Thanks to a smaller intestine and smaller stomach, the patient consumes truly little food and reaches a feeling of fullness quickly.

Thanks to the hormonal changes after gastric bypass surgery, the reduction of feeling of hunger occurs leading to an easier and less stressful gastric bypass recovery period. The patient says good-bye to co-morbid diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, reflux, sleep apnea, fatty liver, serious hearth and breathing problems, and many more thanks to weight loss.

Patients should keep in mind that gastric bypass surgery does not prevent them from eating junk food and cravings on its own; patients are in charge of controlling themselves for long-term gastric bypass results. One of the supporting systems can be getting help from a psychologist to figure out how to fix eating disorders by revealing underlying reasons and facing them.


Gastric Bypass Procedure Turkey

Gastric bypass procedure starts with online consultation sessions that are offered for the comfort and convenience of our international patients; it is a great opportunity not only to hit the surgeons with all the questions patients have in mind about the procedure but also the first examination of the patients can be done during video calls. It is vital to share your dream results and expectations as a patient due to the fact that the surgeon and the patient have to agree on all the details not to face any misunderstandings. Once the gastric bypass surgery is done, there is no turning back.

Gastric bypass takes around 30 to 45 minutes depending on the patient’s situation. Gastric bypass is done under general anesthesia. Small incisions are required during the operation. No banding or foreign substance is inserted into the stomach. After gastric bypass, it is normal to feel nausea and vomiting is possible. The patient is required to stay at the hospital for 1-2 days followed by a 3-night hotel stay. Yet, overall stay requires 7-8 days with prior and post gastric bypass sessions.


Gastric Bypass Recovery in Turkey

All the changes require some time and effort to heal fully after gastric bypass. When you wake up in the recovery room, it is expected to feel some pain however our surgeons will prescribe necessary painkillers and pills to minimize the post-op effects. It is vital to follow the doctors’ orders and take the pills as prescribed.

Depending on the bariatric procedure, you might be asked to stay at the clinic for a day or two followed by three-day hotel stay. You should rest for a week. During that time and also after leaving the clinic, patients are expected to avoid heavy physical activities and lifting, doing sports and exercises minimum of two weeks however walking is suggested. Patients mostly feel ready to get back to their daily lives within a week yet they have to be extra cautious while following post gastric bypass instructions.

Last but not the least, you are provided with a one-month diet plan and it is the first step of your new life. That is the reason why experienced nutritionists in our clinic are here to provide you with any assistance you may need. You will be given a brochure including all the details you need. Since the success rate of gastric bypass surgeries in Turkey is pretty high, patients do not have anything to worry about but feel safe and content with satisfying gastric bypass results and the facilities Clinic International Turkey offers.


Gastric Bypass Cost in Turkey

Gastric bypass prices are pretty high in Europe, UK, Canada and USA and it varies greatly all around the world. However in Turkey, reasonable prices and exclusives packages including different services from surgery to accommodation are offered to the patients. So how much does gastric bypass cost in Turkey?

Getting gastric bypass in Turkey is relatively cheap compared to other European countries since the latest currency rates of Turkey among other countries. Offering the cheapest rates, it is guaranteed by our clinic that there won’t be any surprises and last minute charges or overcharges. You are just a click away to be informed about the expenses in a detailed way while your individualized package is being prepared.

Along with the reasonable pricing, gastric bypass surgery Turkey offers patients a safe and developed treatment plan so that you can go home with the best gastric bypass results you can get. Highly skilled gastric surgeons who are excelled at what they are doing and high level of medical expertise, Turkey is the ultimate destination to get gastric bypass abroad.


For further questions about gastric bypass costs in Turkey, please contact the medical consultants in our clinic. Also, please keep in mind that each and every patient is offered a different package based on his/her medical history, age, physical needs and expectations.


Key Facts- Gastric Bypass Turkey

·       Purpose: Downsizing the stomach for less food absorption.

·       Surgery Duration: 1-2 hours

·       Hospital Stay: 3 nights

·       Surgery Recovery Time: Around 3-4 weeks

·       Anesthesia: General anesthesia

·       Total stay: 7-8 nights

·       Surgery Side Effects: Nausea, vomiting, inflammation, abdominal bloating

·       Scars: Small incisions

·       Medications: Gastro-protective pills

·       Rest: 1 week


Frequently Asked Questions

How much weight can I expect with gastric bypass?

Typically, we expect weight loss of up to %60-70 percent of your excess.

What about scars following bypass surgery? 

Mostly there are minimal scars with a gastric bypass and they should fade gradually.

 Is it possible to regain weight after a gastric bypass? 

If the patient does not return to their old eating habits, no.

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