Obesity Surgery

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Obesity Surgery

Bariatric surgery (gastric reduction surgery): It is a surgical method applied to morbidly obese individuals who have life threatening health problems. The definition of word “obese” was made by the world health organization as individuals with body mass index 30 or higher. Morbid obese refers to values ​​of 40 and above for the same definition. Today, the number of individuals who can regain their lives with bariatric surgery is quite high. These individuals are transmitted between the stomach-brain, called leptin and ghrelin, and each individual can be seen as a disorder of hormones normally found. To correct this situation; bariatric surgery may be used if the person has a long-term diet but has no hormone imbalance and a life-threatening condition. Bariatric surgery has several methods such as gastric bypass, gastric banding and tube stomach. The most appropriate method for the person is determined after the doctor's examination.

How Is Obesity Surgery Applied?

The main purpose of this operation is to create a feeling of satiety by reducing the volume of the stomach. With the minimization of the stomach, the area where the fasting hormone, i.e., ghrelin is secreted, is removed from the stomach. Thus, fasting hormone from the stomach to the brain is reduced. As with other surgeries, the risk of complications is very low. The risk of death is very low, about 0.2%.

Obesity Surgery Methods:

  • Roux en Y Gastric Bypass method is the most common bariatric surgery. In this closed surgery, the stomach is reduced by stapling method. The feeling of hunger is considerably reduced. The stomach is reduced to 30-50 cc.
  • Mini Gastric Bypass, which is smaller and simpler than other methods, is also shorter in time. The aim here is to create a thin long stomach pouch.
  • The gastric balloon is inflated to the stomach by endoscopic method and the balloon is inflated up to 500-700 cc. This creates a feeling of satiety in the stomach and suppresses hunger. This method is not permanent. After 6 months-1 year, the balloon should be removed from the stomach.
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Frequently asked Questions

Before deciding on this operation, you should consult to your doctor and your doctor will decide whether there is a need for such an operation. Your physician will then determine the appropriate bariatric surgery method and inform you.