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What is Bariatric Surgery & What to Expect?
Obesity or Weight Loss treatment and surgery is also known as Bariatric Surgery. It is the field of interventions made in the digestive system to reduce the food intake capacity of the stomach or to reduce the nutrient absorption in order to reach the ideal weight of obese and obese patients.
While each body condition of the patients are unique, it is necessary to determine the surgery and treatment from patient to patient individually. So the surgeons determines the methods and surgeries regarding the general condition of the patient, body mass index, existing diseases.
Obesity surgery is performed with laparoscopic techniques. It is also known as closed, bloodless or knifeless surgery. With the help of special camera devices connected to monitors, the surgeon can observe the inside of the abdomen without causing a large wound in the patient’s abdomen and can perform the surgical procedure more quickly and easily.
Obesity surgeries usually take 60-80 minutes. With such new techniques like laparoscopic techniques, you will experience fewer health problems, the hospital stay will be shorter like 3 days, and you will return to your normal life in 1 to 3 weeks as the recovery process is faster than those who have surgery with traditional-open ones.
After the Surgery
After the successful surgery, you will have a 2 year long routine check-ups, in every 3 months in the first year and every 6 months in the 2nd year.
Sleeve gastrectomy is the most performed surgery method and performed by removing approximately 75-80% of the entire stomach. Since most of the stomach is surgically removed, the amount of food consumed is limited. In sleeve gastrectomy surgery, since the fundus region of the stomach, where ghrelin is produced, is removed, appetite decreases and weight loss occurs.
This method is a restrictive type of surgery and provides weight loss by reducing food intake. The effect of sleeve gastrectomy on diabetes and hypertension is also quite high.
Gastric bypass is the surgery performed in the form of bypassing a large part of the stomach, leaving a very small part of the stomach just after the esophagus. The small intestine is brought to the stomach part in accordance with the technique and sutured. Therefore, both the stomach volume decreases and some of the intestines are disabled. And with method, blood sugar control of insulin-dependent diabetics is also regulated more effectively.
Gastric Balloon is one of the easy to apply one among the controlled weight loss programs. It can also be safely applied.
Gastric Banding Surgery
This is applied by a band placed around the stomach, approximately 3-4 cm below the junction of the esophagus and the stomach.
Duodenal Switch Surgery
Duodenal Switch, also known as biliopancreatic diversion surgery, is a highly absorptive and partially volume-restricting surgery.
Complications of the bariatric surgery
The most important complications of the bariatric surgery in both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass technique are leakage and bleeding. While there are modern techniques and experience, rates of this possibility decreased significantly and the ability to treat has increased.
The modern techniques, such as laparoscopic or robotics allow patients to quickly return to their normal life after surgery, while reducing pain and wound complication rates.
Who is a Candidate for Obesity Surgery?
The primary treatment for obesity is diet and exercise. Losing weight with personalized diet programs and exercise is the healthiest way. But we know that losing weight is unfortunately not easy and often the lost weight cannot be maintained. In the studies, only 4 of 100 patients who were given regular diet and exercise therapy were able to maintain the weight they lost after 1 year. It is determined according to the consensus decisions published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1991:
- Obese patients with a Body Mass Index > 40 kg/m2
- Obese patients with a Body Mass Index > 35 kg/m2 and with systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, sleep-apnea, heart disease, polycystic ovary etc.
How about Obesity, Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery in Istanbul Turkey?
If you’ve been thinking about obesity, weight loss treatment or bariatric surgery, you’ve probably shocked with the costs in the EU, UK or US.
However, when you compare the costs and quality of service in the clinics in Istanbul Turkey, you’ll definitely agree that it will be by far the most economical and practical way.
What the Clinics Offer?
Majority of the clinics offer a very well planned trip with guide and consultant, including;
- Your detailed treatment plan in Istanbul with all the logistics,
- A comprehensive discussion with costs to your desired outcome,
- Your accommodation plan that best suits your needs,
- Pick-up from the airport to your hotel and the clinic, and vice-versa,
- Your lifetime follow-up and aftercare service
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A NEW CHAPTER IN YOUR LIFE STARTS WITH GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY IN BODRUM & ISTANBUL
It’s high time that we accepted the fact that obesity is not a fate one must suffer, but rather a treatable disease. Obesity and obesity-related comorbidities put your life at significant risk, and negatively affect your self-esteem and the way you perceive yourself. Obesity Bodrum Yet, know that feeling comfortable in your skin, being in harmony with your reflection in the mirror, and achieving your ideal weight are not goals beyond your reach. It’s possible to turn the page to the healthy and fit chapter in your life with Gastric Sleeve Surgery in BODRUM.
A LIFE-CHANGING TREATMENT: GASTRIC SLEEVE IN TURKEY
Gastric Sleeve Surgery, also known as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a laparoscopic bariatric surgery where approximately 75% of your stomach is removed to restrict your food portions. During the procedure, a flexible tube used as a guide and a measuring device, is inserted into your stomach to reduce its size greatly and create a vertical tube-shaped (or banana-shaped stomach) sleeve by stapling the remaining parts. Obesity Bodrum As the hunger hormone ghrelin is also removed during the gastric sleeve operation, you will feel satiated for a longer time, feel less hungry and experience an effective rapid weight loss.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
→How long will Gastric Sleeve Surgery take?
Gastric sleeve surgery procedure is performed laparoscopically under general anesthesia, meaning that you will be operated on with small incisions and hence, the operation will take less time, your surgical wound will heal faster, and you will be able to walk within a few hours after surgery. The duration of gastric sleeve surgery is approximately ninety minutes to two hours. Obesity Bodrum
→How long is the recovery time for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
The inpatient recovery time for Gastric Sleeve Surgery is approximately 1-3 days. Once you’re discharged from hospital, remember that it will take you at least 2 weeks to go back to your daily routine, and you are strongly recommended to refrain from any exhausting activity for at least 4 weeks after surgery. Obesity Bodrum
→How much weight can I lose after Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Clinical trials show that Gastric Sleeve Surgery induces effective weight loss by limiting the amount of food you can consume by decreasing the volume of your stomach. While the results differ according to the lifestyle choices, ie., regular exercise, and a healthy diet, it should be noted that the best results where patients lose up to 60% – 70% of their excess weight are obtained when patients follow the surgeon’s recommendations within a year. Accordingly, we could say that if you follow dietary guidelines, and exercise plans, you are expected to lose 0.9 – 1.8kg weekly for about six to twelve months. Obesity Bodrum
→What is the post-op diet after Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
It should be kept in mind that, like any of bariatric surgery procedures, Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery necessitates drastic changes in the dietary habits, which concern the amounts of food you eat, or whether you consume healthy food as a part of your balanced diet to achieve your ideal weight. Obesity Bodrum
Yet, if we briefly explain what the post-op diet after the gastric sleeve surgery is like, we could list it as below: For the first week after surgery, you will follow a liquid diet to avoid post-operative complications, such as constipation, dehydration, or bowel obstruction. For the second week after the surgery, you can begin to consume full-liquids such as unsweetened milk, or sugar-free nutrition shakes. You will be able to add pureed foods to your diet during the third week after the surgery, and finally, during the fourth week after the procedure, you will be able to add solid foods to your diet, such as well-cooked vegetables or chicken and fish. It is crucial for a gastric sleeve patient to consume healthy meals once they begin to eat regular food, so that they don’t experience any vitamin deficiencies or inadequate weight loss due to wrong food choices.