Obesity Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)

Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries known collectively as bariatric surgery involve making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. Bariatric surgery is done when diet and exercise haven't functioned or when you have serious health problems because of your weight.


Who is suitable for surgery?


• Having body mass index over 40 or having body mass index between 35 and 40 and suffering from diseases linked to obesity.

• Suffering from an incurable obesity for at least 5 years.

• No change in the course of the disease because of drug treatment and dieting.

• Not suffering from endocrine diseases.

• Not suffering from alcohol or drug addiction.

• Complete perception and adaptability and being coordinative with the obesity team in the post-operative period.

• Not having a condition that prevents the surgical operation.


How is surgery performed?


These surgeries are performed with high technology means. Laparoscopic or robotic methods are used to perform the operation through one or multiple holes, instead of opening the abdomen area. Surgeries gradually take less time with the advanced technology.


Length Of Operation: 1-2 hour

Going Back To Normal Life: 2 week

Full Recovery: 1 month

How many types of bariatric surgery are there?

There are several surgical methods that can be examined in 3 groups:


Sleeve Gastrectomy: The well-known and most performed surgery among volume reduction surgeries is sleeve gastrectomy surgery. 

Adjustable Gastric Band: In this method, a silicone clamp that can increase or decrease in volume is placed around the stomach and it is aimed to reduce the stomach volume used by the patient. 

Gastric Plication: It is based on reducing the volume of the stomach by being folded on itself.


After Bariatric surgery:


Obesity patients can lose 40% of their excess body weight in an average of 6 months and 75-90% in 2 years if they follow the diet and exercise program recommended by the specialists after the operation.