Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) in Turkey

Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is the most effective operation in bariatric surgery

The biliopancreatic diversion is a surgical procedure for weight loss. In Turkey, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) is popular. Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS) is a procedure for people with extreme obesity at your body mass index (BIM) over 50. In Turkey, specialists in surgery with many years of experience take care of a positive health and a positive return to the quality of life of patients.

Surgical procedure for biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) in Turkey

Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) proceeds in two phases. In the first phase of the operation, up to about 80 percent of the stomach is removed. Thus, at the end of the esophagus, only a small residual stomach remains. A certain part of the small intestine is removed.

In the second stage, the last part of the intestine is connected to the duodenum next to the stomach. The food intake is greatly reduced.

In Turkey, biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is often used with a single surgical procedure. Rarely, another surgical intervention is needed. Weight loss occurs after the entire gastric process.

Benefits of Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD)

Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is a weight loss procedure and reduces the risk of the following diseases:

  • Heart problems
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Infertility due to diabetes

In Germany, doctors perform this operation after applying a specific program to patients who want to lose weight. But this program in Germany is much more expensive. Most health insurance companies do not cover fees for biliopancreatic diversion.

What is done before biliopancreatic diversion (BPD)?

Before the operation, everything is discussed in detail and all questions are answered, so that the patients do not have a question drawing in mind. Before the operation, certain examinations are also necessary. During the operation, general anesthesia (general anesthesia) is used. In the sleep-like state, in which the consciousness and sensation of pain throughout the patient’s body is switched off. The process is observed by an anesthesia specialist.

Procedure of the operation

Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is performed laparoscopically with a small abdominal incision. This process prevents open cuts and accelerates the healing process. This process takes only a few hours. After the operation, the patients are taken to the observation room and monitored by experienced staff.

After the operation

After biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), a special nutrition program is put together. Nutrition begins with fluids. This is the phase of getting used to. Depending on the speed of recovery, the diet is continued with the pureed foods and followed by soft-boiled foods that are easily digestible in the following days. Then it is changed to the normal food program. Additional vitamin and mineral supplements are recommended to help the body recover faster and avoid a possible lack of micro residues.

After biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) depending on the lifestyle of the patients and the nutritional program they use, it is possible to lose weight up to 70-80% within two years

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long do you have to stay in the hospital?

You will stay in the hospital for a few days. Our specialists and experienced staff will help you by taking care of your medical care while adapting to your new lifestyle so that you are happy to be discharged from the hospital.

How should I prepare for the operation?

If you decide to have the operation, our specialists will inform you in detail before the procedure. Before the operation, you should tell us if you are taking medication, insulin, vitamins, blood thinners or supplements and if you have ever had surgery. It is important that you provide the desired information in full so that there are no complications and a dose adjustment can be made.

Do you have severe pain after surgery?

Your doctor will give you effective painkillers to get you through the process faster.

How does the healing process continue after discharge?

The faster you adapt to your doctor’s nutrition program and your new lifestyle, the faster you recover.