Mini Gastric Bypass surgery is one of the most preferred surgical methods. Gastric Bypass has emerged as an alternative to surgery. It is simpler and has a shorter operation time and fewer complications. It both restricts eating and disrupts absorbtion. Mini gastric bypass gives a feeling of satiety by reducing stomach volume.

After the operation is successful, the patient is able to have regular and adequate weight loss. In addition, it is also a treatment method for diabetes (type 2 diabetes), a disease triggered by or caused by excessive weight gain, and high cholesterol and blood pressure.

Such operations consist of 2 stages. Before proceeding, the purpose of performing Mini Gastric Bypass operations is to reduce gastric volume and reduce food absorption by the intestine to some extent, thereby allowing the patient to lose weight. In such operations, which are a closed type of surgery, 5 small incisions are made instead of a large incision. Each of these incisions  is smaller than 1 centimeter.

With special tools, we enter the abdomen through the holes and form a small tube that we may call a new stomach at the entrance of the stomach. Due to the smallness of the holes, there is no organ taken out or a part cut off. This is the first stage of the operation. In the second stage, a link between the stomach and intestine is made.

Two methods are used at this stage; either the so-called staplers are created or the stitching method is used to connect the stapler and the intestine. The second method is preferred by physicians because every tissue is subjected to operation by physicians and the probability of leakage is much lower. Thus, the patient can begin to consume liquid immediately after the operation.

Questions and answers

Patients can get rid of excess weight in one year after Gastric Bypass operation. The patient can shed weight between 40 and 100 kilos after surgery. It is easy to increase the weight lose if the regular exercise is done, combined with regular diet, after the recovery time. The goal of Mini Gastric Bypass surgery, which is one of the stomach reduction types, is not just to lose weight, but also to treat the general health problems of the patient by weight loss.

  • Excess fat in blood values ​​disappears.
  • Risk of heart and vascular disease is reduced.
  • Joint and bone diseases improve.
  • Reflux problems improve.
  • Problems caused by sleep apnea are reduced.
  • Cholesterol, sugar, blood pressure problems are reduced.
  • Asthma attacks are reduced.
  • Foods should be chewed well.
  • Frequent and small amounts of food shpuld be eaten.
  • Drinking water regularly is important. At first, 1 liter of water intake is enough but it should be increased to up to 1,5 – 2 liters.
  • Water consumption should be a priority, 15 minutes before meals and 30 minutes after meals.
  • A diet program rich in protein should be preferred.
  • You should not neglect your post-operative follow-ups.
  • Regular exercise.
  • Solid and liquid foods should not be consumed together.
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements should be taken as recommended by your attending physician.
  • Excessive or inadequate weight loss
  • Due to the arrangement made in the small intestine, some patients may experience diarrhea or constipatio gıda yetersizliği n
  • Bone loss problem
  • Intestinal obstruction as a result of attachements to the skin
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Mineral and vitamin deficiency due to absorption reduction
  • Leaks that may occur due to insufficient anastomosis
  • Inflammation that may occur around anus
  • Wound or abscess infections
  • Stone formation in the gall bladder or biliary tract
  • Stenosis due to lack of insufficient anastomosis
  • Food insufficiency, iron and calcium deficiency

Age range is 18 to 65. However, if people under the age of 18 have obesity-promoting illness, the procedure can be performed with the approval of patient’s parents. The health status of people over 65 years of age is checked, the necessary tests are made and evaluated, and then the health problems caused by patient’s weight are assessed and it’s decided to perform the operation or not.

  • People who are addicted to smoking,
  • People who are alcohol dependent,
  • People with psychological disorders,
  • Those who are not ready for the operation and postoperative changes,
  • Not having the necessary health conditions for surgery,
  • If the body mass index is below the criteria, gastric bypass surgery can not be performed.

Quitting smoking at least 4 weeks before the surgery and not drinking alcohol, following a liquid and high protein diet that will provide at least 10% weight loss can reduce some of the risks. They also help convenience in surgery.

Patients are encouraged to quit smoking at least one month before surgery. Smoking increases the risk of developing lung problems and impairs healing. As it disrupts the blood flow to the tissue, it increases the incidence of hernias and leaks.

This operation is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about 2 to 3 hours.