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Gastric Bypass

Approximate Length of Stay
6~7 Nights
Hospital Stay
3~4 Days
Operation Duration
2,5 Hours
General Anesthesia
Approximate Recovery
2 Weeks

Gastric Bypass: Everything You Need to Know

There are a lot of surgical procedures that are carried out on a daily basis. All of them are to correct some pathology that pharmacological medicine failed to cure. Doctors at Hermes Clinic make sure to carefully assess their patients for any kind of surgery by weighing its pros and cons first.

This article uncovers important information about gastric bypass, how it is different than gastric sleeve, and whether gastric bypass is suitable for diabetics.

A Brief Overview About Obesity:

Obesity is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases in developed countries. It does not just harm the blood vessels due to fat deposition, but also negatively affects all the metabolic processes happening in the body. Obese people are at a higher risk of getting early diabetes, stroke, and suffer from high cholesterol levels, hypertension, and even cancer. Therefore, it is extremely important to make these individuals focus on losing weight, to live a healthy life.

It has been observed through multiple studies and surveys that individuals who are obese are unable to reduce their weight through conventional methods. Despite getting pharmacological help, it has been seen that less than 20% of these individuals were able to follow through with a proper diet plan and an exercise regimen. Therefore, through research, many scientists and doctors came up with a surgical approach to help such individuals.

What Is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric Bypass is a unique surgical approach that has been designed for patients to lose weight. This surgical procedure revolved around creating a channel that connected the esophagus directly to the intestines, so that food couldn't be stored inside the stomach for a long time. This would give a feeling of satiety and that individual would not feel hungry and therefore restrict his/her calories intake.

There are three options to achieve such results, these include;

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastric Banding

Out of the three above-mentioned procedures, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is the most successful surgical approach carried out, dealing with obesity. It is carried out with skilled and professional surgeons in Turkey, where every patient is given the proper care and treatment, both before and after the procedure. Gastric Banding is no more recommended by our surgeons since it has been scientifically proved as not an efficient surgery for the patients who has long term weight loss goals.

Why Is Gastric Bypass Needed? Who Is Advised To Get It?

Not every individual is supposed to get this surgery if they feel their weight is a little over the line. There are specific guidelines issued by the healthcare sector, for those who need this surgery.

If you fall under this category, you are eligible to get gastric bypass surgery;

  • You have type 2 diabetes
  • Your body mass index (BMI) should be more than 32.
  • If your BMI is between 35-40, and you have a disease that can have a better prognosis with weight loss, you're eligible to get this surgical procedure done.
  • Every other conventional and medical method being tried for at least 6 months has otherwise been adopted and failed to lose weight.
  • Is fit to get anesthesia and carry on with the procedure.
  • The individual going getting a gastric bypass is willingly seen to be adamant to lose weight in the long run.

If you are worried about your weight and can see many other diseases harboring your back just because of your weight, make sure to get yourself checked at the Hermes Clinic. Experts over here will assess your condition, give you the correct guidelines to follow through, and help you decide what's best for you.

Difference Between Gastric Bypass & Gastric Sleeve:

As discussed earlier, there are three methods through which obese patients can lose their weight. However, there are merits and demerits of all three. Gastric banding is a very simple procedure and does not help a lot with weight loss when compared to gastric sleeve and bypass.

Gastric Sleeve is the procedure in which a smaller channel is created within the stomach. This is done by removing that part of the stomach. This narrow area is through which the food passes down the intestines.

However, gastric bypass is a surgical procedure in which a small pouch is artificially made, that completely bypasses the stomach and connects it through the small intestine. This rerouting of food makes it stay in the stomach for an even lesser duration than it would when a gastric sleeve is built.

Gastric bypass is therefore seen to yield a better outcome of helping individuals who have diabetes reduce weight as compared to the ones who get a gastric sleeve. It is a more invasive procedure, and takes more time for the procedure to complete, with more postoperative complications. However, with expert and skilled surgeons present at the Hermes Clinic, these complications are avoided.

Individuals who get a gastric bypass reduce weight faster following a few months after surgery as compared to the ones who get a gastric sleeve.

Is Gastric Bypass Suitable For Diabetics?

Diabetes is a disorder where the body cannot reduce sugar levels in the blood. This excess sugar has detrimental effects on the body and kills that person slowly by damaging all the vital organs.

If you are a diabetic, one of the biggest reasons for your onset of diabetes can be your weight. If you visit a physician to help you control your hyperglycemic state, he/she will first recommend you to lose weight and opt for a healthier life by eliminating carbohydrates from your diet.

Diabetes and Obesity Are Linked:

The link between diabetes and obesity is very well established. An obese person has high stores of fat in their body, the more it accumulates, the more the levels of cholesterol increase, damaging the vessels of the body. Moreover, with the breakdown of these fat molecules, high amounts of glucose are released into the body making the counter hormone i.e, insulin release in a huge amount. With exceeding levels of glucose, the beta cells of the pancreas that are responsible to release insulin finally burn out and the person suffers from diabetes.

Gastric Bypass For Diabetics:

The function of the beta cells can be regained if the person gets determined to lose weight and fix all of his/her parameters back to normal. This is where gastric bypass surgery comes into play. It has been seen that after this procedure, individuals were not only seen to quickly reduce weight but were also able to achieve increased insulin sensitivity and overall improved cardiac health.


Gastric bypass is a great surgical method to help individuals wanting to reduce weight. There are a few complications that can occur after the procedure, however, they can be minimized if you have an experienced doctor taking over your case. Surgeons working at the Hermes Clinic are well-trained, with years and years of experience handling such cases. They have operated on many individuals performing gastric bypass with their skilled hands, giving them a chance to live an improved life.

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