The Biliopancreatic Diversion in Turkey
Biliopancreatic diversion is a surgical procedure for weight loss. Biliopancreatic diversion in Turkey is often operated in the duodenal switch variant. The operation is particularly suitable for patients with high obesity and a BMI of over 50, for whom other methods of weight reduction did not bring the desired results. The high expertise and many years of experience of the specialists and surgeons in Turkey give patients back their health and a good quality of life.
Biliopancreatic Diversion in Turkey
In the first step of this operation, the so-called sleeve gastrectomy is performed. Approximately 80 percent of the natural stomach is removed. What remains is a smaller stomach, which has a tubular shape similar to a banana. In biliopancreatic diversion, the pylorus valve, through which food is delivered to the small intestine, and a limited part of the small intestine remain. In the second step of the operation, the surgeon connects the end section of the intestine with the duodenum near the stomach. This procedure significantly reduces food intake and nutrient uptake, including proteins and fats. Biliopancreatic diversion in Turkey usually requires only one procedure. In less frequent cases, biliopancreatic diversion in Turkey can be performed in two separate procedures. The weight loss after the gastrectomy of the sleeve is waited for before the intestinal bypass is being placed.
The advantages of biliopancreatic diversion
Biliopancreatic diversion is performed to help you lose weight. At the same time, the risk of potentially life-threatening diseases is reduced. These include:
- Heart conditions
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol level
- Severe sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
In Germany, doctors often perform this operation only after patients have already tried to lose weight by changing their diet and exercise habits. At the same time, this weight loss operation is significantly more expensive than in Turkey. Most health insurance companies do not cover the cost of a biliopancreatic diversion.