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Transit Bipartition is a surgical intervention for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It was introduced into the medical literature by the Brazilian surgeon Sergio Santoro.
What is Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin hormone or the insulin hormone produced cannot be used effectively. Inability to transport blood sugar to tissues by insulin causes blood sugar to be higher than normal. This situation brings along problems such as weakness and eating too much.
There are basically two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This type of diabetes does not produce insulin hormone in the body. Type 2 diabetes can be caused by obesity, genetic causes, life without exercise and stress. In this type of diabetes, the body produces insulin hormone, but cannot use it effectively. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
To whom Transit Bipartition can be done?
Transit Bipartition surgery can be performed only for patients with type 2 diabetes. Patient’s age, weight, drugs used, insulin dose, blood sugar level are important criterias for patient selection. Being suitable of the patient for the surgery means that the success rate is high.
How is it done?
Transit Bipartition is an operation that restricts and prevents absorption. During the operation, as well as gastric sleeve operation, intestines are also intervened. The regulation of the intestines allows the body to effectively use the produced insulin. It can be a solution for both obesity and diabetes diseases simultaneously.
What are the risks?
Risks in transit bipartition surgery are valid for all surgical procedures. Since the complication conditions may vary according to the age and weight of the patient, the doctor can give the most accurate information on this subject after the examination.
Postoperative nutrition and exercise
As in all attenuation attempts, postoperative nutrition and exercise are as important as transit bipartition surgery itself. The patient has to follow his / her diet. It is important to eat frequently and less, eat foods that contain protein, and eat slowly and chewably.