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Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

  • BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
  • BMI ≥35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.
  • Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period with previous weight loss efforts.

Who needs Obesity Surgery?

Patients who can not lose weight even if they have been on a diet and exercise programme under doctor and dietitian control for a long time Patients who have a body mass index greater than 40.

Patients with a body mass index greater than 35 and having an additional disease such as hypertension.

What are The Obesity Surgery Complications?

Coagulation and Pulmonary Embolism in Legs: The probability of being seen is 0-1%. By moving the patient early, the rate of occurrence is reduced.

Leakage and bleeding: Early surgery is seen in the incision and anastomosis regions.

Infection Hernias: These hernias are common after open obesity surgery but rarely after laparoscopic surgery.

Vitamin- Mineral Deficiency: It depends on the degradation of absorption. It can be easily controlled by Vitamin supplements.

Hair Loss: Depends on insufficient protein and vitamin intake Recovery after the healing process.

Sagging in the body: Due to high weight loss, sagging, loosening and wrinkling may occur in certain regions of the skin.

Death: Death rate is very low after obesity surgery. The professional and experienced team of the surgical team, good intensive care conditions, compliance with doctor recommendations, and getting after-surgery controls to reduce this possibility.

After obesity surgery, the probability of re-weighting and restoring the lost weight is around 3-4%. This depends entirely on changing the patient’s eating habits, adopting a healthy and orderly philosophy of life, and complying with doctor’s recommendations. 

Transit Bipartition

Transit bipartition surgery is a metabolic surgical procedure. Metabolic surgeries are applied to people with diseases such as diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and hypertension.

In this procedure, 100 or 120 cm starting from the connection point between the small bowel and the large bowel is measured and marked. The choice between 100 or 120 cm is determined according to the patient’s body characteristics.

Afterwards, another 150 cm is measured, and small bowel is dissected at 250 cm distance to the connection between the small bowel and the large bowel. 

Before Bariatric Surgery

First of all, very comprehensive tests (blood tests, whole abdominal ultrasonography, gastroscopy etc.) are done for every patient who will have obesity surgery. 

Once all the controls and examinations have been completed, the obesity surgeon evaluates the results. The surgeon will decide whether the patient is suitable for obesity surgery and, if suitable, which treatment method is to be applied.  

After Bariatric Surgery

The average postoperative hospital stay is 2 or 3 days. Post-operative feeding begins with liquid foods. After the patient has begun to receive liquid nutrition, the nutrition plan and the information about daily activities are written and verbally given to the patient by the doctor. 

After detailed information is provided, the patient will be discharged from the hospital. The patient is checked at the intervals determined by the surgeon. 

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What is Obesity Surgery?

Surgical operations that provide permanent weight loss, for those who are unable to lose weight by other weight loss methods (Diet, sports, etc.). With the advancement of technology and the development of new methods, the success rates of today’s obesity surgeries are quite high. Compared to the old obesity surgeries, the complications after the surgery have decreased to a great extent and the healing period has shortened. 

What is Obesity Surgery Treatment Methods?

1. Stomach Balloon

Stomach balloon is one of the methods used in obesity treatment. The extınguished balloon is inserted into the patient’s stomach with gastroscopy and then inflated physically. The amount of serum can be increased or decreased according to the needs of the patient. The placed balloon can move freely in the stomach.

But stomach balloon therapy is not permanent. According to the patient’s need, it can stay for 6-12 months and then removed from the stomach. Because the balloon gives a feeling of satiety and is filling the stomach, the patient cannot eat much.

In this process, with a dietitian and the help of a healthy and balanced diet, the patient will lose weight. The eating habits of the patient are corrected until the balloon is removed and after the balloon is removed, the patient continues to lose weight if he continues to have a healthy and balanced diet.

2. Tube Stomach (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

The greatest advantage of sleeve gastrectomy is that no changes are made to the natural functioning of the digestive system. Obesity-related diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea are reduced by up to 80% with tube stomach cure.

Tube stomach treatment does not change stomach functions, only stomach volume shrinks so that patients can consume any type of food, at least in small quantities.

With this treatment, 75% of the stomach is removed. Therefore a hormone named ghrelin, which triggers the feeling of hunger is noticeably reduced and The feel of hunger of the patient is reduced naturally.

Vitamin and mineral deficiency after tubal stomach surgery is much less than other obesity operations. 

3. Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini gastric bypass surgery reduces both gastric volume and the absorption of food. The mini-gastric bypass is very effective in the treatment of hypertension and diabetes.

4. R-Y Gastric Bypass

The difference between R-Y gastric bypass and mini-gastric by-pass is a bile deflector linkage that prevents bile reflux. As the stomach is shrunk, the number of nutrients taken and bypasses reduces the absorption of nutrients. Thus, the patient can lose weight quickly after surgery.

5. Transit Bipartition

Transit bipartition surgery is a metabolic surgical procedure. Metabolic surgery type surgery is applied to people with diseases such as diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and hypertension. 

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At Istanbul Safe Medical, your health, safety and happiness are our top priorities. We have been monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very carefully. Our patients are taken from the airport to the hospital for a PCR test before the procedure. They are transfered in a VIP vehicle and have distance with the driver. During consultations doctors and nurses are sterilized and wear masks all through the process.

We have taken a series of precautionary steps to ensure your safety:

  1. At the hospital all the measures repeat regularly: such as washing hands, disinfect surfaces, disinfect hands, wear masks.
  2. All Medical Workers are vaccinated as well.
  3. Each room has only one patient.
  4. Each patient has disposable slippers and hospital-dress that can be used at the hospital room.
  5. Operation rooms are sterilized before and after each surgery.
  6. During stay at hotel, hotel rooms are sterilized regularly.
  7. Transfers are done by the same driver who wears a mask all through the process, to minimize the risk.

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