Obesity (Bariatric Surgery)

Obesity can be defined as abnormal and excessive accumulation of fat in the body fat tissues to the extent that it is harmful to health.

 The rate of body fat in men exceeds 20-25% and in women 25-30% is called obesity. A simple method of calculating obesity is the body mass index (BMI).

BMI is the number of body weight divided by the square of the neck (kg / m2). BMI indicates obesity between 30-40 kg / m2 and morbid obesity above 40 kg / m2.



Who are Good Candidates for Obesity Treatment?

Obesity surgery is performed for patients with BMI (body mass  index)  In addition, obesity is at least three years, other methods (diet, sports, medicine, etc.) who can not permanently lose weight, hormonal disorders that cause obesity, non-alcohol and substance addicts, patients with acceptable surgical risk are suitable for these operations.






1- Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass is performed in a single operation, in the form of reducing the stomach size and bypassing a part of the small intestine in a way that prevents food contact.

Since the gastric bypass surgery performed with the laparoscopic method provides control over type 2 diabetes more effectively, it is the prominent method of bariatric surgery for obese patients with type 2 diabetes.






2- Gastric Sleeve


It is an operation in order  to get rid of excess weight by shrinking the stomach to remain in the shape of a tube.  By removing approximately 70-80% of the tissue in vertical axis.









3- What is Gastric Balloon?

This treatment are   done for individuals whose BMIs are in between 25 and 35, and who have failed to lose weight through diets and exercise.

 Gastric balloon  is placed in the stomach through endoscopy. Due to the amount of space it takes within the stomach, the patient experiences the feeling of being full while eating less than before. As a result, patients start losing weight through eating less.

The procedure takes about 20 minutes to complete. The adjustable balloon remains in the stomach for 12 months.




How is done Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Obesity surgery methods are performed laparoscopically. Without a large incision in the abdomen, an average of 4 small diameter incisions are performed and the operations are performed.

 Since the operations are laparoscopic, they have the advantages of less postoperative pain, early standing up, very reduced lung problems and surgery site problems and early return to work. With obesity surgeries, patients get rid of their weight permanently and they get rid of accompanying diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and sleep apnea syndrome in 60-95%.


Freqently Asked  Questions

How much weight can be lost?

If you follow postsurgery rules such as eating healthy food and regularly exercise makes you loss %65 and 80 achieved weight rate.

How long does it take operation?

The Gastric Sleeve operation takes Approximately one or two hours.

How manys Do I need to stay at the hospital?

Patients after staying 3 or 4 days at hospital, they may go home and back their social life standarts 10 days later.

Will  be   pain  after  surgery?

Since our surgery is performed with laparoscopic (closed) technique, just  first  8 hours mild  pain  might  feel and  happen.

Who can get this operation?

The one, who is between 18 and 65 years old.

How  many days do I need for this treatment?

For this operation, it is sufficient for our patient to stay 7 nights in total in Turkey under normal conditions.

Will there be any scar on body after gastric sleeve operation?

Operative laparoscopic method is used to make 5 cuts 1-2 cm in size and there is no disturbing scar tissue while varying from person to person.

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