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Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss in Turkey

Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss in Turkey

Bariatric Surgery is a weight loss procedure that involves changes in the digestive system to lose weight. ... Read More

Popular Cities in Turkey for Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss

Treatments related to Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss in Turkey

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Start from USD 2,210
  • Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss Start from USD 2,638
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery Start from USD 2,210
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Acibadem Hospitals Group
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Acibadem Hospitals Group

Multi Specialty
  • 550 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Doctors for Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss in Acibadem Hospitals Group

Prof. Dr. Aziz Sumer

Professor
General Surgeon
Advanced Laparoscopic,
Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgeon
Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon
  • 23 years of experience
Medical Park Group, İstanbul
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Medical Park Group, İstanbul

Multi Specialty
  • 5600 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Doctors for Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss in Medical Park Group, İstanbul

Dr. Tuğrul Demirel

Associate Professor
Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon
Advanced Laparoscopic,
Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgeon
  • 20 years of experience
Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul
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Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul

Multi Specialty
  • 470 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Frequently Asked Questions related to Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss

Gastric Bypass Surgery

After how long will I be able to return to work?

Patients with a desk or sedentary job will be able to return to work 7-10 days after the operation. Those who have strenuous occupations will have activity and lifting limitations until 3 weeks after surgery.

Would diet and exercise become mandatory after the surgery?

Yes moderate exercising and diet modifications would be required.

Would I have to take vitamin and mineral supplements post operatively?

Those who undergo weight loss surgery may be asked to take a complete multivitamin, calcium with Vitamin D, iron and Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12

What are the potential complication?

Medical complications that can arise are bleeding, leakage, DVT, hernia, obstruction. Thankfully, they are all treatable conditions and the incidence rate for these complications are between 2% - 5%.

Recovery time after the surgery?

Person can begin walking within 6 hours, follow up on 7th day and go back to normal life after 7 days.

How much weight loss can I expect?

It is found that patient loss between 75% to 80% of the excess weight. General rule of thumb for ideal weight is height (in cm) minus 100. So if you are 180 cm, your ideal weight should be 80 KG. If you are 120 KG then you have about 40 KG of extra weight. You should expect to lose about 30 –32 KG of weight loss post this procedure

What is the duration of surgery?

Usually lasts for 1-2 hours.

Will I be needing medication life long?

Patient is advised for certain vitamins to taken externally for initial few years and then it can be tapered off.

What are chances that I may regain my weight?

Doctor advices patients to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle to avoid regain. The surgery is a great tool to bring patient back to normal one time but there after individual also has to help and maintain that new normal.

What will happen to my food habits post surgery?

You will be given a proper plan by a nutritionist for the next 12 months. You will be on liquid diet for first 2 weeks post surgery, on semi solid diet for next 2 weeks and then you resume to normal solid diet.

How many days will I have to stay in hospital for my surgery?

Usually three days.

What is the risk to life for this surgery?

It is about 0.3%

What is better gastric bypass or sleeve?

One should work alongside the doctor to choose the best weight loss procedure for you. Gastric bypass patients lose between 50 to 80 percent of excess bodyweight within 12 to 18 months, on average. Gastric sleeve patients lose between 60 and 70 percent of their excess body weight within 12 to 18 months, on average.

Will I be able to get pregnant after the surgery?

Most women can get pregnant after a gastric sleeve surgery, the procedure itself can help in case infertility was related to obesity However, it is advised to postpone a pregnancy for 18 months after the surgery and to allow the body to stabilize weight for healthy pregnancy.

Can gastric bypass surgery procedure be reversed if required?

For all bariatric procedures, pure reversal without conversion to another bariatric procedure is almost certainly followed by a return to morbid obesity. Gastric bypass can be reversed, though this is rarely required.

I was told disease like Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertention, Sleep Apnea gets cured after this surgery? Is it true?

Thats right.. Bariatric surgery helps patients get rid of a lot of medical problems such as Asthma, DIabetes, Hypertension, Obstructive Sleep Apnea etc.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

How many days will I have to stay in hospital for my surgery?

Usually for 3 days.

How much weight loss can I expect? .

It is found that patient loss between 75% to 80% of the excess weight. General rule of thumb for ideal weight is height (in cm) minus 100. So if you are 180 cm, your ideal weight should be 80 KG. If you are 120 KG then you have about 40 KG of extra weight. You should expect to lose about 30 –32 KG of weight loss post this procedure

What is the most successful weight loss surgery?

The three types of surgery included gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding (also known as lap band). It is NOT about most successful surgery but which one is more suitable for you. A lot depends on your food habits, the type of food you intake depedning on your culture, nationality etc. So you must discuss about it in detail with the treating surgeon, which one is more suitable for you.

Can I get pregnant after Gastric sleeve surgery?

For a safe and healthy pregnancy, you should wait at least 18 months for your weight to stabilize before getting pregnant. Most women can get pregnant after a gastric sleeve surgery.

When is gastric sleeve surgery not advised?

While there are no absolute contraindications to bariatric surgery, relative contraindications do exist. These include severe heart failure, unstable coronary artery disease, end-stage lung disease, active cancer treatment, portal hypertension, drug/alcohol dependency, and impaired intellectual capacity.

What is the duration of surgery?

It usually takes 1-1.5 hours.

What are the potential complications?

Medical complications that can arise are bleeding, leakage, DVT, hernia, obstruction. Thankfully, they are all treatable conditions and the incidence rate for these complications are between 2% - 5%.

Is there any risk to life?

Very less chances, It is about 0.3%

What will happen to my food habits post surgery?

You will be given a proper plan by a nutritionist for the next 12 months. You will be on liquid diet for first 2 weeks post surgery, on semi solid diet for next 2 weeks and then you resume to normal solid diet.

Recovery time after the surgery?

Person can begin walking within 6 hours, follow up on 7th day and go back to normal life after 7 days.

What are chances that I may regain my weight?

Doctor advices patients to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle to avoid regain. The surgery is a great tool to bring patient back to normal one time but there after individual also has to help and maintain that new normal.

Will I be needing medication life long?

Patient is advised for certain vitamins to taken externally for initial few years and then it can be tapered off.

How does the gastric sleeve surgery work?

In gastric sleeve surgery, a surgeon reduces the stomach to a sleeve-like shape by removing much of it. Generally speaking about 90% of the stomach is reduced thereby leaving only 10% behind. Smaller stomach means lesser satiate and hence excess fats gets used. The surgery is irreversible and can help people lose a large proportion of their body weight.

What diet changes are important after gastric sleeve surgery?

Follow a diet low in calories, fats, and sweets. Keep a daily record of your food portions and of your calorie and protein intake. Eat slowly and chew small bites of food thoroughly. Avoid rice, bread, raw vegetables, and fresh fruits, as well as meats that are not easily chewed, such as pork and steak.

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