Gastric Bypass Surgery

What are the Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery?
In this procedure, bleeding, infection, postoperative ileus (intestinal obstruction), hernia (hernia), and general anesthesia complications can be seen, which can also be seen in many other abdominal surgeries.

The most serious risk is the leakage (leakage) that may occur in the connection between the stomach and the small intestine and a second surgery that may occur as a result.

A number of additional surgical risks increase due to obesity. Blood clot formation (embolism) and cardiac problems may occur in the feet and lungs.

10-15% of patients who undergo this surgery experience some of the above complications. In general, more serious complications are rare and the common ones are acceptable and treatable.

For Which Patients Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Suitable?
Obesity surgeries are evaluated according to body mass index. Patients with a body mass index of 40 and above or patients with a body mass index of 35-40 and who have medical problems such as obesity-related type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea are suitable for this surgery.

How long is the hospital stay after gastric bypass surgery?
You usually stay in the hospital for 3-4 days. Problems that may occur during the preoperative evaluation and postoperative recovery period may prolong this period.

Can You Lift Heavy After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
After leaving the hospital, heavy activities should be restricted. Should not lift heavy loads for 6 weeks.

When Can I Drive After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
You should not drive for 2 weeks after surgery. You can walk, climb stairs and take a shower.

When to return to work after Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Patients with a quiet business life can return to work after 2-3 weeks. Patients with intense physical activity should wait 6-8 weeks after surgery.

When Does Weight Loss Begin in Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Weight loss occurs gradually, the fastest in the first months. It may take 1.5-2 years for maximum weight loss. 70-80% of the excess weight is lost during this period.

Is Constipation Experienced After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Since the food is eaten in smaller proportions than the foods consumed before the surgery, changes in bowel habits may occur.

In the beginning, the need for the toilet may be once every 2-3 days.

What Is Dumping Syndrome After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Excessive consumption of simple carbohydrate foods after surgery may cause dumping syndrome. These are complaints that occur when the stomach is emptied very quickly. In addition to preventing dumping syndrome by limiting the foods that may cause it in the nutrition program, adequate and balanced nutrition can be provided in the weight loss program.

How Much Weight Can I Lose After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
It is possible to lose 50-100% of their excess weight in the 1-2 year period after Gastric Bypass surgery. Success in losing weight is directly proportional to the patient's compliance with the diet and exercise program after the surgery. It is possible for a patient who has undergone surgery with a weight of 120 kg after Gastric Bypass surgery to lose 50-60 kg.

Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Suitable For Me?
Gastric Bypass surgery is a more suitable surgery for patients with a BMI greater than 35, having diabetes, or eating sugary foods, alcohol, cola or high-calorie snacks.

Should I Quit Smoking and Alcohol Before Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Before all obesity surgeries, you must inform our anesthesiologist about your smoking-alcohol habits. It should be kept in mind that quitting smoking 5 days before the operation day and cessation of alcohol use 10 days before the operation will allow you to have a more comfortable operation during the operation.

How Many Days Before Gastric Bypass Surgery Should I Be Hospitalized?
We generally recommend hospitalization 24 hours before bariatric surgery.

How Long Before Gastric Bypass Surgery Should I Stop Eating and Drinking?
One day before obesity surgery, a liquid diet should be entered and solid foods should not be eaten. After 12 pm, food should be completely stopped. Oral water intake should be completely stopped 8 hours before the surgery.

How Long Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Take?
Gastric Bypass surgeries usually take about 80-120 minutes. It takes 20-25 minutes for the patient to prepare and sleep for the surgery, and 20-25 minutes for the patient to wake up after the surgery.

Is there anything I need to take and give to the hospital before I have Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Enboli Socks – Triflo, which should be taken before Gastric Bypass surgeries, are provided for our patients by our clinic.

Is Embolism Machine or Embolism Sock Right for Me?
Embolism is an important risk in bariatric surgery, embolism machines and embolism stockings are used to minimize this risk. In patients with body mass index (BMI) < 55 kg/m2, embolism stockings are sufficient, but body mass index (BMI) > 55 kg/m2

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