Efficient Obesity Surgery in Turkey
Obesity surgery is not the “easy way out”, but it is an efficient option to help you reduce weight and maintain weight-loss.
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery may be a solution if you cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious health problems caused by obesity. Clinically severe obesity is a BMI > 40, and the health problems linked to obesity could be type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or severe sleep apnea.
Success is possible, but patients must understand the risks and commit to changing eating habits and having medical follow-up for the rest of their lives. Some people who have the surgery lose weight quickly, but regain some weight later on as they don’t follow diet and exercise recommendations.
Types of weight loss surgery
Bariatric surgery restricts food intake, which leads to weight loss, and it may be performed either through “open” approaches, by cutting the stomach in the standard manner, or by laparoscopy.
- Restrictive procedures (sleeve gastrectomy, vertical banded gastroplasty) work by shrinking the size of the stomach and slowing down digestion.
- Malabsorptive procedures (biliopancreatic diversion) also reduce stomach size, and change how you take in food.
- Mixed procedures (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy with duodenal switch) apply both techniques simultaneously.
Most obesity surgery today is laparoscopic because it requires smaller scars, less tissue damage, and leads to earlier hospital discharges. However, patients who are considered extremely obese, who have had previous stomach surgery, or who have complex medical problems, such as severe heart and lung disease, are not suitable for laparoscopy.
Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?
- Those who are unlikely to lose weight or keep it off over the long term using other methods, even through medically-supervised dieting.
- Those whose BMI exceeds 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
- Those who developed obesity-related conditions, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease etc.
Benefits of obesity surgery
- significant long-term loss of weight
- recovery from diabetes
- improvement in cardiovascular risk factors and many obesity-related conditions
- exceptionally high reduction in mortality rates
- improvement in overall quality of life