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Diabetic Bypass
Diabetic Bypass, also known as Metabolic Surgery, is an innovative and life-changing treatment for patients with diabetes. Simplistically, it is a gastric operation that treats the symptoms of diabetes. At Apera Clinic, we've changed and are still changing the lives of many diabetic patients thanks to this treatment. A diabetic bypass significantly improves the life quality of the patients. We can proudly say that this operation has a 95% success rate, which is quite positive. We'll get into more details in the article on how surgeons perform a diabetic bypass and who can benefit from it. Continue reading this article if you have diabetes and looking for a treatment.
Who Is Eligible For A Diabetic Bypass?
As in all surgeries, there are a few boxes to check for a patient's eligibility for a diabetic bypass:
The most important one is that the patient should have Type 2 Diabetes. This surgery can not effectively treat Type 1. 
The patient should also have a high BMI (35 and higher) to improve the success of this operation. 
The patient's insulin levels play a huge part in the success of this operation. Thus, the insulin reserves must be tested before taking the patient into surgery.
It's crucial to consult and confirm your eligibility with bariatric surgery experts before committing to any surgery. 
Diabetic Bypass Procedure: Explained
The bariatric surgeon makes an operation plan after the patient's eligibility is proved with bloodwork. The patient takes anaesthesia, and then the operation begins. The surgeon cuts the necessary incisions to operate and makes a new connection between the stomach and intestines. This allows food to "bypass" the stomach and a large part of the intestines. Patients can feel fuller with less food intake and the food stays less in the digestive system due to this operation. 
Gastric Bypass vs Diabetic Bypass
These two operations are very similar. However, they differ in where the new stomach (pouch) is connected. The surgeon connects the new stomach to the lower third of the intestines in a diabetic bypass. The part where the connection is made in the intestines is the area that stimulates the pancreas the most. Stimulating this area leads to more insulin production. 
Recovery Process
The diabetic bypass patient spends the first two or three nights at the hospital, depending on their condition. This allows the medical staff to monitor the patient up close. The patient follows an all-liquid diet for the first days after they're discharged from the hospital. Mashed and solid foods are added gradually within the supervision of a dietician. The patient should rest for the first few days and allow their body to recover. It's possible to return to work in a week if the job environment is an office. The patient should wait a little longer if their job requires physical labour. A diabetic bypass patient can return to routines and daily chores about a month after the operation. It can take up to a year to fully recover from the operation. At Apera, we make regular calls with our international patients to check up on them. 
Cost of Diabetic Bypass In Turkey
Diabetic Bypass is a relatively new treatment, it is not available in every clinic. Only bariatric surgeons can perform this operation. Thus, patients should make appointments with respected clinics and surgeons and consult them before asking for offers. There is no fixed price for a diabetic bypass because every patient may have different needs. It would be in the patient's best interest to take offers, evaluate them and decide later.
Here at Apera Clinic, we include accommodation and in-city transfers as well as clinic expenses in our offers. Thus, our patients don't have to make other arrangements after booking their operations with us. We treat each patient with utmost care to make sure their time in Turkey is spent as stress-free as possible.
Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Diabetic Bypass
1. Can I lose weight with a diabetic bypass? 
This operation is not necessarily a weight loss procedure. However, as the patient's body produces more insulin, the body doesn't hold on to the weight, making it easy to lose.
2. Are the scars of diabetic bypass visible? 
As this operation is performed laparoscopically, there are no major visible scars. The surgeons cut 5-6 incisions around 1cm and operate through those holes.
3. Is diabetic bypass painful? 
Patients are operated on under general anaesthesia for a diabetic bypass. Thus, they don't feel any pain during the operation.
4. Can diabetic bypass cure diabetes? 
As this operation helps the body to produce more insulin, patients no longer need their medication to regulate the insulin levels in their bodies. 
5. Is it possible to gain weight after a diabetic bypass? 
The patients may gain weight back if they do not follow a balanced diet and exercise routine. Patients can start incorporating exercises after the doctor allows such movement for the body, which is around one month.
Do you have more questions about diabetic bypass? Do not hesitate to book a consultation and ask away! At Apera Clinic, we do not only perform gastric treatments. We also perform plastic surgeries and hair loss treatments. Our representatives stay in contact with the patients from their first inquiry to their last post-op check-up with the doctors. Our "patient first" mentality helps us to give top-notch service to patients all around the world. So, if you need any medical treatment, you know which door to knock on.