Mini Gastric Bypass

Duration of surgery

Duration of surgery

1-2 hour

Duration of hospitalization

Duration of hospitalization

3  night

Length of stay in hotel

Length of stay in hotel

The mini gastric bypass is quite similar to the standard gastric bypass procedure but is a less invasive weight loss surgery. As with the traditional method, this procedure involves creating a smaller gastric pouch and rerouting the small intestine into this new pouch. However, our specialists perform this procedure laparoscopically.

Mini gastric bypass reduces your stomach size by up to 90%, and experts can reduce your stomach volume by up to 15 ml. Therefore, for a mini gastric bypass in Turkey, your Body Mass Index (BMI) should be between 35 and 40. Our specialists will use general anesthesia for the procedure. The operation takes approximately 1 to 2 hours, and you will stay in our hospital for 3 nights, depending on your condition. Our team will monitor your vital signs here, and you can go to your hotel after our doctor approves.

Diet after the procedure, experts divide it into several stages. Generally, you will start with a liquid diet in the first place and move towards a mushy diet. After about a month, you can switch to a regular diet, considering the nutritional recommendations that our surgeons will tell you. Eating every 3 hours and drinking at least 1,5-2 liters of water daily is also essential. It is standard for your bowel movements to be slow or absent for a few days after the procedure.

Your rehabilitation process generally starts the second day after the procedure. Your scar and surrounding area may be a little sore for a week. After this process, the pain will ultimately decrease and disappear. Mini gastric bypass procedure is prevalent in Turkey. Weight loss is quite successful in most patients, and few complications may occur after the procedure.

What is Mini Gastric Bypass?

Mini gastric bypass is an essential type of bariatric surgery similar to the classical bypass procedure. In this method, our surgeons divide the stomach into upper and lower parts. In addition, during this surgery, specialists also reduce the length of the small intestine.

A patient’s stomach and intestines will absorb fewer calories after each meal after this surgery. This will accelerate the weight loss process. The smaller surgical surface is the most significant difference between mini gastric bypass and standard gastric bypass in Turkey. In addition, in this effective method, the small intestine changes less compared to the classical form, and the processing time is much shorter than the classical method.

The most significant advantage of this procedure is that it gives you classical gastric bypass results. Also, the good thing about this procedure is that the surgery is shorter and less invasive. People who have mini gastric bypass surgery recover much faster, and their side effects are milder than the classical type.

This surgical method doesn’t have any particular disadvantages. Except in rare cases, patients may suffer complications from surgery. In addition, since this bariatric surgery is more limited than the standard method, the result may not be as impressive as the other method.

Who are the Ideal Candidates for Mini Gastric Bypass?

Ideal candidates for mini gastric bypass in Turkey are men and women with obesity and its complications, such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and fatty liver. Mini gastric bypass is the best, definitive, and most effective method for obesity surgery indication in treating obesity in such patients. You should note that the type of this operation isn’t related to the Body Mass Index. The type of operation generally depends on working conditions, family history, dietary habits, daily life, examination, and endoscopy results.

This procedure may also be an essential option for people who have had weight loss surgery but have regained weight or are experiencing complications from the original design. It’s important to note that this method isn’t a quick fix for weight loss and requires lifestyle changes, including a commitment to a healthy diet and regular exercise, for long-term success.

We always recommend doing a thorough evaluation with our specialists to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure and to make sure you are ready to make the necessary lifestyle changes after surgery to ensure success.

Mini Gastric Bypass
starting from €3900

What Happens at the Mini Gastric Bypass Consultation?

During your mini gastric bypass consultation in Turkey, you will meet with our surgeons to discuss the procedure and determine if it is a suitable option for you. The consultation typically includes the following steps:

  • Medical history and evaluation: Our surgeons will ask you about your medical history, including previous weight loss attempts, current medications, and underlying health conditions. In addition, specialists will measure your Body Mass Index (BMI) and perform a physical examination.
  • Discussing the procedure: The specialist will explain it in detail, including how it works, expected weight loss results, and potential risks and complications. You can also ask all your questions about the procedure our specialist during this process.
  • Eligibility: The surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on your medical history, BMI, and general health. If our specialist considers you a good candidate, they will discuss the next steps and advise you on pre-operative requirements.
  • Review of risks and benefits: The surgeon will discuss with you the potential risks and benefits of the mini gastric bypass procedure. In addition, our specialist will explain the expected recovery time, what to expect during the hospital stay, and the follow-up care you will require after the procedure.
  • Addressing your concerns: The doctor will address your concerns regarding the procedure and healing process. They will also provide the additional information you need to make an informed decision about the transaction.
  • Deciding: After the mini gastric bypass consultation, you can take some time to think about the procedure and determine whether you want to continue. If you choose to go ahead with the surgery, the surgeon will give you a list of pre-operative instructions for you to follow and schedule a date for the procedure.

It is important to remember that this consultation is also an excellent opportunity to ask questions and clear any doubts about the procedure.

What is the Mini Gastric Bypass Risks?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks with a mini gastric bypass. One of the significant disadvantages of this method is that bile enters the stomach and possibly the esophagus. This chronic bile reflux may be associated with an increased likelihood of menstrual irregularity that can persist for more than 30 years. In addition, intestinal malabsorption can lead to iron deficiency, anemia, and diarrhea. Check out the risks of mini gastric bypass in Turkey in general:

  • Leakage: This complication is infrequent. However, it is a significant and severe complication. Various studies have reported that the amount of leakage is between 0.5% and 3%. We have a great plan and sensitivity in our patients to reduce this complication as much as possible in mini gastric bypass and gastric bypass surgeries. Thus, we encounter minor difficulties.
  • Weight gain: As with gastric sleeve and standard gastric bypass procedures, most people may experience a slight weight gain 1 to 2 years after this procedure, which isn’t a cause for concern. Only 10% to 20% of patients can gain significant weight.
  • Skin sagging or skin laxity: Patients who are candidates for the mini gastric bypass procedure may experience skin sagging because they are generally overweight and experience more significant weight loss.
  • The clot in the leg or lung (pulmonary embolism): It is scarce, but this problem can occur in some patients who aren’t careful.
  • Dumping syndrome: Complications such as intestinal obstruction and internal hernias, which you may rarely see in the classical method, don’t occur in the mini gastric bypass procedure. However, with the regular support of the surgeon after a mini gastric bypass, these side effects almost don’t happen.

How to Prepare for Mini Gastric Bypass Procedure?

Preparing for the mini gastric bypass procedure is crucial to the procedure’s success. The surgeon will likely do specific laboratory tests at this stage. In addition, the specialist may ask you to follow a particular pre-operative diet in the weeks before the surgery. This may include a low-carb, high-protein diet. Take a look at the preparation process for the mini gastric bypass procedure in general:

  • If you smoke, it is crucial to stop smoking before the procedure as it can increase the risk of complications during and after surgery. Be mentally prepared for the lifestyle changes needed after and after surgery, including changes in your diet and exercise routine.
  • Consume sugar-free foods and limit carbohydrate intake at this stage. Increase protein and vegetable consumption and drink more fluids.
  • You must follow your surgeon’s instructions and guidelines to prepare for surgery. Being well-informed, following pre-operative instructions, and having realistic expectations can help the procedure and healing process go more smoothly.
  • In addition, one of the preparations you must make before the operation is losing weight. Lose weight as accurately and conscientiously as possible because the more weight you lose before the procedure, the faster your weight loss will increase after the surgery. The lower the pre-operative weight, the lower the risk of complications.

What is the Procedure for Mini Gastric Bypass?

Our specialists perform this procedure, as we said above, with state-of-the-art devices and typically laparoscopically. Our surgeon makes several small incisions in your abdomen instead of one large incision. The laparoscopic mini gastric bypass procedure significantly shortens your post-operative recovery time. In addition, the laparoscopic method reduces the possibility of infection and abdominal pain, reducing your need for painkillers and antibiotics. Check out the mini gastric bypass procedure steps in Turkey:

  • Anesthesia

We care about your comfort, safety, and comfort in every situation. Therefore, the specialist will give you general anesthesia so that you sleep during the procedure and don’t have any pain.

  • Laparoscopic incisions

The doctor will make several small incisions in your abdomen, typically four or five. The specialist will insert a laparoscope (a thin tube with a camera at the end) through these incisions and other surgical instruments. The doctor will then create a small stomach pouch by stapling and dividing the stomach using the laparoscope and surgical instruments.

  • Reorientation of the small intestine

The specialist will then redirect the intestine by dividing the small intestine and connecting it to the new gastric pouch using a unique technique we call a gastrojejunostomy.

  • Closing the incision

After all this, the doctor will aesthetically close your incisions with stitches or staples. It is important to note that the procedure may vary depending on your situation and the surgeon’s preference. In addition, the recovery process and post-operative care may differ depending on the situation.

How is the Recovery After Mini Gastric Bypass?

Recovery after mini gastric bypass surgery usually takes several weeks. In this process, you may experience nausea and vomiting, as well as pain and discomfort in your abdomen. You will need to follow a liquid diet for the first 2 -3 weeks after surgery, gradually moving towards solid foods as you can tolerate them. Take a look at the recovery process after mini gastric bypass in general:

  • Physical activity is typically limited for the first 2 to 4 weeks after surgery, and patients may experience fatigue.
  • It is common to experience hair loss due to malnutrition in the first few months after surgery, and it should come back. Long-term weight loss success largely depends on the patient’s adherence to diet and lifestyle changes.
  • Patients should meet with our surgeon to monitor their progress and address potential complications or concerns.
  • Treatment and continuation of the recovery process are associated with implementing a strict diet. You should usually take a liquid diet (soft food) for the first 2 weeks after surgery. This diet should include protein shakes, pureed soft foods, and soup. Follow our doctor’s instructions. You can eat soft foods after 2 weeks and return to your regular diet after a month.

When Will You See Gastric Sleeve Results?

The results of the mini gastric bypass in Turkey are pretty successful. After the process, patients usually expect to see weight loss results within the first few weeks. However, the rate of weight loss can, of course, vary completely from person to person. Some patients lose significant weight in the first few months, while others may lose weight more slowly.

In the first few months after surgery, patients will likely experience the most significant weight loss due to reduced stomach size and malabsorption of food. After 6 months, weight loss slows, and patients must focus on healthy eating and exercise to maintain weight. It is important to note that weight loss results may be affected by any pre-existing medical condition and factors such as the patient’s adherence to post-operative diet and exercise recommendations.

It is worth noting that mini gastric bypass surgery isn’t a simple solution, it is a tool that can help with weight loss, but patient commitment and lifestyle changes are essential for long-term weight loss success.

How Much Does a Mini Gastric Bypass Cost?

Mini gastric bypass costs in Turkey can vary greatly depending on many factors, such as the location of the surgery, materials, surgeon’s fees, and methods. However, bariatric surgery costs in Turkey are at least four times lower than in other countries. The biggest reason for this is high demand and exchange rate differences.

Mini gastric bypass surgery is just a tool, and you must remember that commitment to yourself and lifestyle changes are essential to long-term weight loss success. In addition, it is necessary to comply with diet and exercise programs in the post-surgical period. This is essential for continued weight loss and maintaining a healthy body. Our agency will be with you during your treatment, and you can meet with our surgeons anytime.

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