Overview of Gastric Bypass Operation
Over time, the problem of overweight can get out of control and life-threatening health problems such as obesity and morbid obesity may occur. Obesity is a disease that must be treated, which affects body functions and increases the risk of developing many diseases. In patients who do not respond to alternative treatment methods, effective results can be obtained with gastric reduction surgeries. Gastric Bypass is among the most preferred gastric reduction surgeries today. Before gastric bypass surgery, the patient's health status should be examined in detail using many diagnostic applications. Gastric Bypass operation is an operation that must be performed with very high precision and must be performed by specialist physicians.
Health Problems Caused by Obesity
Obesity is among the top problems that the world is struggling with today. In many countries of the world, the prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing day by day. Diseases such as obesity and morbid obesity directly cause the development of life-threatening diseases. Obesity needs to be treated in order for body functions to continue in a healthy way and for the person to be able to perform daily activities successfully. In the problem of overweight, first of all, lifestyle changes, healthy eating habits and a lifestyle supported by exercise should be adopted. Some patients may miss this stage or cannot get permanent results with this method. At this point, effective results can be obtained with Gastric Bypass.
How is Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?
Gastric Bypass surgery can be performed with both open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery methods. The Open Gastric Bypass method is not generally preferred today. Gastric bypass requires a comprehensive preparation process and the preparation process should be multidisciplinary. Gastric bypass surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 2 hours. Gastric Bypass method, which has been performed for more than 20 years in the surgical treatment of obesity, is performed to reduce the absorption of consumed food from the intestine. Weight loss is achieved through 2 different mechanisms by disabling 90% of the stomach, consuming less food, and deactivating the part of the intestine where sugar and fat are absorbed the most. In gastric bypass operation, the stomach is reduced and a direct connection is established between the small intestine and the shrinking stomach.
What Should Be Considered After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
A rapid weight loss is seen in the first months after Gastric Bypass surgery. In order for gastric bypass surgery to be successful, the patient must also apply some lifestyle changes. Patients can regain their health by experiencing a significant weight loss with their eating habits and regular consumption of healthy foods with high nutritional value, and a routine exercise program.