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Transit Bipartition is a surgical method used in the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes. It is an operation based on the reduction of stomach volume and the passage of food through two different intestinal tracts. In the first stage of the operation, classical sleeve gastrectomy surgery is performed. In the second stage the lower part of the small intestine is connected to the lower part of the stomach, opening a new route for nutrients. This method, which accelerates the digestion of food, also reduces the amount of sugar mixed into the blood.
How is Transit Bipartition Performed?
Transit Bipartition begins with stomach reduction surgery. During this procedure called sleeve gastrectomy, 80% of the stomach is removed. The incisions are closed by stapling and the risk of leakage is prevented. 100 or 120 cm are measured from the point where the small intestine meets the large intestine and marked. From this point, another 150 cm is measured and the small intestine is cut at 250 cm away from the junction point. The connection to the small intestine is provided under the remaining part of the stomach. Approximately 1/3 of the nutrients pass through the duodenum, which is the natural way, and 2/3 of them pass through the newly formed small intestine.
Notes From Your Doctor
Frequently Asked Questions
After the operation, patients can switch to solid nutrition usually at the end of 1 month. It is important that foods are boiled, fat-free and chewed well. At the end of the 3rd month, low-fat solid foods can be consumed.
You need to take vitamin and mineral supplements after surgery. Your doctor will determine your vitamin medications during the regular checks.
It has been proven that patients with Type 2 diabetes improve their diabetes with the weight loss process after Transit Bipartition surgery.
Two weeks after the operation, it is possible to return to desk jobs that do not require physical strength. However, it is necessary to avoid movements that will put pressure on the stitches.
There are no risk factors specific to the surgery. However, as with any surgery, there is a very low risk of infection. This risk can be reduced by the precautions taken during and after the surgery.