Obesity Surgery: What is it, Why is it Necessary?
Patients who cannot lose weight with weight control programs, diet and sports undergo various surgeries in order to lose weight permanently. The Department of Obesity Surgery covers all diagnosis and treatment methods in this process.
Thanks to obesity surgery, it is possible for people with diabetes to be fully treated or to have sugar control permanently.
In addition, with obesity surgery, the risk of heart diseases is reduced, patients who cannot do physical activity are physically relieved, sexual dysfunction and reproductive problems are eliminated. In addition to all these, thanks to obesity surgery, joint disorders and pain are minimized by correcting the movement and skeletal system.
To Whom Can Obesity Surgery Be Applied?
Our patients with a BMI over 40 kg/m², with a BMI of 30-35 kg/m², who have problems due to obesity, and who have diseases such as diabetes and hypertension can undergo surgeries within the scope of bariatric surgery.
People who do not get results by dieting and exercise, and who have weight problems to the extent that they cannot do any physical activity, may also need surgery.
Which Treatments Are Used in Obesity Surgery?
The treatment methods in obesity surgery vary according to the patient's health status, the degree of the disease experienced and the patient's measurements.
The most commonly known treatment methods in obesity surgery are known as gastric bypass, stomach botox and sleeve gastrectomy. The problems experienced by the people and the degree of the disease are very important in the treatment methods that are categorized as restrictive, malabsorptive and mixed type surgeries.
Nutrition After Bariatric Surgery:
What Should Be Considered?
After bariatric surgery, people should not return to their old routine of life and should pay attention to their nutrition for the rest of their lives. By avoiding sugary foods, the doctor should not miss the checks and doctor's recommendations. If necessary, vitamin and mineral supplements should be taken. After obesity surgery, the patient should decide what kind of nutrition program he will do in his normal life in the company of specialist doctors. Thus, while benefiting from the procedures applied at the highest level, they can also minimize the risk of encountering the same ailments by eating healthy.