Gastric By-Pass

Gastric by-pass surgery is a method that not only limits the intake of food but also reduces the absorption of food. It is still the most common type of combined surgeries.

In this operation, the upper part of the stomach is reduced to about 30-50 cc. In the second stage, a portion of the small intestine is brought into this small gastric pouch and then joined together. With this method, almost 80% of the stomach is disabled, and patients get a feeling of satiety quickly with much smaller portions. At the same time, some part of the absorption of nutrients is prevented.

After this surgery, the food we eat passes directly to the ileum which is the 2nd part of our small intestine, so various hormones are secreted much more and these hormones cause more insulin hormone to be released from our pancreas gland. Therefore, gastric by-pass surgery is more preferred in patients with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.

Gastric by-pass surgery is performed with closed method. The operation lasts for about two hours and the patient can stand up at the 4th hour after the surgery to meet his own needs. After this operation, the patient is kept under observation in the hospital for about 3 days and drug treatment is organized on the 3rd day and the patient leaves hospital to continue his daily life with the support of a dietician.

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions by our patients for you during our 10 years of experience in gastric sleeve (stomach reduction) surgeries. Other than these, you can easily reach us by clicking the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gastric bypass surgery takes approximately 60 – 90 minutes. People who will have surgery will stay in our hospital for a total of 3 or 4 days including preoperative tests.

After the end of the surgery, our patients can stand up and walk on their own after 4 hours time. At the end of the 2nd day, our patients are discharged with the nutrition recommendations prepared by special dietitians. We are providing special formulas that should be taken during the first 15 days of discharge.

Gastric sleeve surgery is the operation that does not require large incisions. It reduces the stomach by taking 2/3 of the stomach with special surgical instruments including a camera through 4 small holes in the abdomen. After the surgery, the person is sated with small portions and appetite decreases as the appetite hormone is removed from the body. Gastric sleeve surgery is a very reliable application in experienced hands.

Gastric sleeve surgery is performed by Surg. Dr. Volkan Arayici at Private Izmir Medifema Hospital. Our hospital is 10 km away from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB). It has the latest technology and an experienced staff. The patients who come for surgery are taken with VIP vehicles and brought to our hospital and after the operation, they are taken to the airport in the same way.

Gastric sleeve surgery cost varies according to the patient’s comorbid diseases and metabolic outcomes. For price information and free examination, please contact me via our contact page or my instagram account.

  • 13 years of experience in general surgery expertise,
    5 years of experience in obesity and diabetes surgery,
    more than a thousand successful gastric sleeve and diabetes surgery,
    24 hours and 7 days support after surgery…
    Because of all these, you may prefer Surg. Dr. Volkan Arayici.

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