Mini Gastric Bypass

The Mini Gastric Bypass is performed as a two-part procedure that divides the stomach approximately as 30% to 70%.

The smaller section is joined to the small intestine above with a new surgical connection. The part of the stomach that has been disconnected / Bypassed is still “alive” but it is not involved in the digestion or absorption of the food you eat. It is no longer in use.

The Mini Gastric Bypass procedure works in two ways. First, the small stomach pouch fills quickly, therefore sending signals to the brain that you feel full and comfortable with smaller portions of food. Second, the Mini Gastric Bypass bypasses a section of intestine so there will be less absorption of the food you eat.

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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Antalya

Mini gastric bypass is also known as single anastomosis or omega loop gastric bypass. The mini gastric bypass surgery works both by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten at any one time by causing malabsorption and also by altering gut hormones involved in appetite control.

The main difference between the standard roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB) and mini gastric bypass is that there is only one join or anastomosis, whereas in the RYGB there are two – an upper and a lower. Because of this, mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey can be done in less time than the RYGB and with fewer early complications.

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    In the first part of mini gastric bypass surgery in Antalya, the stomach is divided and a small tube of the stomach is created which becomes the pouch. This is the restrictive part of the technique and means that only a small amount of food can be taken at any one time. Next, the specialist brings up a loop of the bowel (around 200-300cm long) and joins this to the lower part of the stomach pouch. This means that food passes from the small pouch into the small bowel where it meets the digestive juices which have moved downwards from the main part of the stomach. In effect, therefore, about 2-3 meters of the small bowel has been bypassed before absorption of food (and calories) can take place. Fewer calories are absorbed, and it means weight loss.

    About Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Antalya

    Mini gastric bypass surgery in Antalya is an effective and well-established procedure that combines some of the properties of a gastric sleeve and a standard gastric bypass. The upper part of the stomach is divided into a tube, similar to the top three-quarters of a sleeve, and then joined to a loop of the intestine.

    The mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey can be used as a primary weight loss procedure. Mini gastric bypass surgery can also be applied in patients who have had previous gastric banding or sleeve surgery but have been unsuccessful with weight loss, or who have had band-related complications and have decided on revision surgical operation.

    Several studies have been carried out and published on the long-term (over five years) effects of mini gastric bypass surgery. Two years after the operation, weight loss is 70-80% of excess body weight; five years after the surgery, the excess body weight loss is 65-75%. Weight loss with mini gastric bypass surgery is as good, if not better than that achieved with standard gastric bypass surgery in people with a higher BMI. Many diseases connected to being overweight like sleep apnoea, type 2 diabetes, joint diseases, high blood pressure, or polycystic ovary syndrome improve or disappear as a result of the mini gastric bypass surgery.

    When Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Is Used in Antalya

    The mini gastric bypass surgery changes the digestive system quite dramatically and, although reversible, it is designed to be permanent. Most public health services (e.g. the British National Health Service, the US National Institutes of Health, and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey), as well as private health organizations, have strict guidelines when it comes to who is eligible for a stomach bypass.

    • Candidates should have a body mass index (BMI) higher than 40.
    • Exceptionally those with a BMI of 35-40 might be accepted if they have a serious condition (e.g. type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure) that would improve with weight loss.
    • Other weight loss techniques have already been tried.
    • The candidate agrees to apply healthy lifestyle changes.
    • The candidate is aged over 18 and he/she is fit and healthy enough to undergo a surgical operation.

    The reputable surgeons at the Bariatric Antalya Clinic strictly follow these guidelines.

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      Preparation for the Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Antalya

      Before your mini gastric bypass surgery in Antalya, you should start the diet that your specialist will give you. Make sure you go for a thirty-minute walk every day, as this is good cardiovascular exercise. This will help reduce the risk of postoperative complications, as well as help you lose some weight before mini gastric bypass surgery. If you smoke, try your best to stop six weeks before your planned operation date. You should also do deep breathing exercises while taking your thirty-minute walk each day. Please do not have anything to eat (not even sweets or chewing gum) six hours before mini gastric bypass surgery, and nothing to drink two hours before the operation.

      If you regularly take the medications in the morning, you should take them before 7 a.m., with a small sip of water if necessary. If you are diabetic, you must not take your insulin or diabetic tablets on the morning of your mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey. If you take blood-thinning medicines (such as warfarin or aspirin) and/or are allergic to any medications, please contact us well in advance of your operation.

      How Is a Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed in Antalya?

      The mini gastric bypass surgery in Antalya is performed under general anesthesia with the use of a laparoscope. The specialist at the Bariatric Antalya Clinic performs the procedure through five small incisions made on the abdomen, which are used as access points for the insertion of special surgical instruments.

      Using these tools, the top of the stomach is stapled together to separate the stomach into two sections, one much smaller part is shaped into a tube and becomes the new stomach, leaving the remainder of the stomach completely separate.

      Next, the specialist reroutes a section of the small intestine (duodenum) and part of the bowel, connecting it to the new, smaller stomach. In mini gastric bypass surgery, unlike gastric bypass surgery, the remaining portion of the stomach is not extracted but is no longer involved in the digestive process.

      Recovery and Aftercare Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Antalya

      Normally, this is a liquid-only diet for two weeks after mini gastric bypass surgery in Antalya, a puréed diet for two weeks, and then a soft diet for two weeks. From then on, patients will be required to continue eating the right way and adopting an active and healthy lifestyle. The first clinic appointment will be around six weeks after the mini gastric bypass surgery. At this appointment, you will see your specialist, review how you have progressed, and address any issues or queries.

      As patients will be eating small meals, they will need to take vitamins and minerals to avoid deficiencies. These include calcium (with vitamin D), iron, multivitamins, and 3-monthly vitamin B12 injections. Blood tests are suggested every 6–12 months to ensure adequate supplementation.

      As Bariatric Antalya Clinic, we pride ourselves in providing the most comprehensive support package around you after your procedure. The mini gastric bypass surgery in Turkey itself is simply a tool to help you lose weight. Our expert aftercare team works with you to make sure this is as effective as possible in your weight loss journey.

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        Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery at Bariatric Antalya Clinic

        The specialists of the Bariatric Antalya Clinic have helped patients from many regions of the world to have mini gastric bypass surgery and change their lives. The support network at Bariatric Antalya Clinic will ensure you receive all the support and advice you need from specialist nurses, dietitians, and support groups to get the most out of your mini gastric bypass surgery. If you would like to make an appointment to discuss mini gastric bypass surgery, do not hesitate to contact the Bariatric Antalya Clinic.


        Before the surgery
        Starting with the day you decide to change your life, our experienced International Patient Coordinators will be working with you closely and individually. In order to make your journey as smooth as possible. We will coordinate with you everything step by step...
        Operation Day
        Once you are taken to the surgery room, the surgical preparations will be completed and the surgical team will take their positions. This part takes around 30 minutes. Op.Dr.Murat Aynacı will give the go ahead once you are under general anesthesia. The operation...
        After Surgery
        There will be some discomfort and pain in the first few days after the surgery. The severity of pain varies from person to person but will be managed with pain killers. 6 hours after the surgery, the required blood works will be done and you will start your little walks...
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