Mini Gastric Bypass

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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

As a leading provider of bariatric surgery, Aktif International Hospital is committed to delivering exceptional care to our patients. If you are considering weight loss surgery, it is important to understand all of your options. Mini gastric bypass surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. In this article, we will provide an overview of the mini gastric bypass surgery, including its benefits and risks.

 

Mini Gastric Bypass Before - After

Mini Gastric Bypass Before – After

What is Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Mini gastric bypass surgery is a laparoscopic procedure that involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting a portion of the small intestine to this new pouch. The procedure is similar to traditional gastric bypass surgery, but it is less invasive and has a shorter operating time.

Benefits

The benefits of mini gastric bypass surgery are numerous. Patients who undergo this procedure typically experience rapid weight loss and improved overall health. The surgery has been shown to be effective in treating type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and other obesity-related conditions.

In addition, the surgery is minimally invasive, which means that patients experience less pain and a faster recovery time than with traditional gastric bypass surgery.

Risks

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with mini gastric bypass surgery. These can include bleeding, infection, and blood clots. There is also a risk of nutritional deficiencies, which can be managed through proper diet and supplements.

It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the surgery with your surgeon and to carefully follow all pre- and post-operative instructions to minimize your risk of complications.

Surgery Procedure

The surgery procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Patients are placed under general anesthesia and small incisions are made in the abdomen to allow for the insertion of surgical instruments.

The surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and then reroutes a portion of the small intestine to this new pouch. The surgery is typically completed using laparoscopic techniques, which means that patients experience less pain and a faster recovery time than with traditional gastric bypass surgery.

Recovery Process

After mini gastric bypass surgery, patients typically spend 1-2 days in the hospital before being discharged. They will need to follow a strict diet and exercise plan to ensure a successful recovery. Patients will start with a liquid diet for the first few days and gradually transition to soft foods and then solid foods over a period of several weeks.

It is important for patients to follow their surgeon’s instructions carefully to avoid complications and to achieve the best possible outcome.

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery at Aktif International Hospital

Aktif International Hospital is a leading provider of bariatric surgery, including mini gastric bypass surgery. Our experienced team of surgeons, nurses, and support staff will work with you every step of the way to ensure a successful surgery and recovery.

We offer comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative care to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment ensure that you receive the highest quality care.

 

Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the success rate of mini gastric bypass surgery?

Mini gastric bypass surgery has been shown to be highly effective in achieving weight loss and improving overall health. The success rate can vary from patient to patient and is influenced by factors such as adherence to diet and exercise plans.

How long will I need to stay in the hospital after surgery?

Most patients will stay in the hospital for 1-2 days after surgery. Your surgeon will give the exact information about your hospitalization process before the surgery.

Will I experience pain after surgery?

Patients may experience some pain after surgery, but pain medication will be provided to manage any discomfort. Patients typically experience less pain and a faster recovery time than with traditional gastric bypass surgery.

Will I need to follow a special diet after surgery?

Yes, patients will need to follow a strict diet plan after surgery to ensure proper healing and to achieve the best possible outcome. This typically involves a liquid diet for the first few days, followed by a gradual transition to soft foods and then solid foods over several weeks.

How much weight can I expect to lose after the surgery?

Weight loss can vary from patient to patient, but most patients can expect to lose between 60-80% of their excess body weight over the course of 1-2 years.

Is mini gastric bypass surgery covered by insurance?

In most cases, yes, the surgery is typically covered by insurance, but coverage can vary depending on your specific plan.

Will I need to take vitamin and mineral supplements after surgery?

Yes, patients will need to take vitamin and mineral supplements after surgery to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on what supplements to take and when.

Can I exercise after the surgery?

Yes, exercise is an important part of the weight loss journey after mini gastric bypass surgery. Patients should start with light exercise and gradually increase their activity level over time.

How long does it take to recover from mini gastric bypass surgery?

Recovery time can vary from patient to patient, but most patients can return to work and normal activities within 2-4 weeks after surgery.

Is mini gastric bypass surgery reversible?

While the surgery is generally considered permanent, it is possible to reverse the procedure in some cases. However, reversal is typically only considered in cases where there are significant medical complications or weight regain.

At Aktif International Hospital, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their weight loss goals through safe and effective surgical procedures like mini gastric bypass surgery. If you are considering weight loss surgery, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options.

 

Author: Emre Erdoğan

Emre ERDOĞAN

For more information about this surgery, please visit the websites of our doctors listed below:

Mehmet Fatih Korkmaz – Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Mehdi Deniz – Mini Gastric Bypass

İbrahim Ağaçkıran – Mini Gastric Bypass