Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in Turkey

Laparoscopic gastric banding

Gastric banding is one of the first obesity operations used in the scientific community. Laparoscopic gastric banding is performed in Turkey by the best general surgeons.

What is the laparoscopic gastric banding to lose excess weight?

Laparoscopic gastric banding

Laparoscopic gastric banding in Turkey is the first option of restrictive gastric bypass surgery, where the surgeon uses a combination of techniques to reduce the size of the stomach.

As after gastric bypass surgery (stomach reduction surgeries), you will feel fuller faster and eat less and thus lead to weight loss.

The three types of restrictive surgeries for obesity surgery Or bariatric (operations that aim to reduce the size of the stomach) for weight loss are:

Types of Absorption Procedures 

proces Roux En Y gastric bypass.

proces Diversion of the pancreas and bile ducts and diversion of the duodenum.

How is the laparoscopic gastric banding process to lose excess weight?

The mechanism of gastric banding and how the doctor injects the saline solution to tighten the band around the stomach
A picture explaining how gastric banding works

The surgeon uses laparoscopy (which involves small cuts in the abdomen) to place an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach.
The stomach, which is compressed by a silicone band, becomes a pocket with a small port about 2 cm wide.

After gastric bypass, the stomach can only hold about 30 grams of food.

There is a tube or plastic strip that extends from the silicone ring to a device that is placed just under the skin.
This device allows a saline solution (sterile salt water) to be injected or removed through the skin, as the silicone ring is inflated and deflated through the saline solution.
The saline solution fills the belt and makes it tighter. In this way, the ligament can be tightened to improve weight loss or loosened as needed to reduce side effects.

How do I prepare for the laparoscopic gastric banding operation in Turkey?

Depending on the surgeon, preparation for surgery will vary.

Many doctors like to see patient commitment to necessary lifestyle changes even before surgery.
The doctor may suggest that the patient start eating 5 to 6 small meals a day to prepare for the upcoming changes.
Your surgeon may recommend avoiding high-calorie foods such as ice cream or milkshakes (these foods will continue to be easily absorbed after the procedure).

If your BMI is greater than 50, or if there are other medical problems, preoperative medical risk reduction may be needed and should be discussed in detail.

Additionally, weight loss of 5% to 10% prior to surgery has been shown to improve surgical outcomes.

What are the results of laparoscopic gastric banding?

Gastric banding is no longer commonly performed due to its high failure rate.
This procedure usually results in a loss of approximately 35% to 45% excess weight.

For example, a person who is 50 kilos overweight may expect to lose about 17-22 kilos after gastric banding.
However, results vary widely. The device can be reversed and stopped if necessary, and in time, the stomach generally returns to its normal size.

What can I expect my lifestyle to be after gastric banding (LAGB) surgery?

Gastric banding device used in laparoscopic gastric banding operations
gastric banding device

Immediately after the operation, there will be some pain and discomfort that can be controlled with medication.
This is part of the normal recovery phase after any surgical procedure.

 After 6 to 8 weeks, one can generally return to normal activities.

Losing weight with LAGB is a gradual process. At first, weight loss may be faster (about 1 to 1.5 kg per week).
However, this generally slows down in the long run.
Of course, food choices will control the rate of weight loss.
After about 18 months, weight loss tends to slow significantly.

 The average weight loss for this procedure is 40% excess body weight in the first year, with an additional 10% to 20% in the second year so that its effect is lost after several years.

Patients are usually asked to keep in touch with their surgeon during this time period as gastric band adjustment may be required.

These ratios are the best that can be achieved with appropriate food choices.

What are the side effects/damages of laparoscopic gastric banding?

People have fewer problems with gastric banding compared to other procedures.
The risk of death from gastric banding is less than one in 3,000.

The most common problems after gastric band surgery include:

  • Vomiting and nausea, which can often be reduced by adjusting the tightness of the belt.
  • Minor surgical complications.

Unlike gastric anastomosis, gastric banding does not interfere with food absorption. For this reason, vitamin deficiencies are rare after gastric bypass.

Studies on gastric banding

She says one of the most important Studies The patients who have achieved sufficient weight loss in the long term are only 10% and this is a very small number compared to other operations, so we recommend this operation only for patients who have a serious intention to lose weight by changing the health regime and doing an appropriate exercise program.
And who could not lose weight without surgery.

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Common Questions

Gastric banding is performed under general anesthesia because the doctor enters the abdomen through small incisions (incisions) in the abdomen.

One of the most important complications is not losing weight as desired by the doctor. There are also complications such as wound infection and general complications that occur under general anesthesia.

Gastric banding prices in Turkey range between 700 and 2000 USD.

Unfortunately, long-term studies say that only 10 percent get the results they wanted.

The length of stay will most likely be one day after the operation.

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