Diabetic Bypass

Diabetic Bypass, also known as Metabolic Surgery, is an innovative and life-changing treatment for patients with diabetes.

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Simplistically, it is a gastric operation that treats the symptoms of diabetes.

At Beta Health Group, 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.

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. 

Who Is Eligible For A Diabetic Bypass?

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 Beta Health Group, we make regular calls with our international patients to check up on them.