OBESITY

According to the World Health Organization "Obesity is the accumulation of abnormal or excesive fat in the body to the extent that disrupts the human' s health."

OVYH2 - KopyaAlthough overweight is initially seen only as a "physical image problem", it is considered a medical illness at a point when a certain weight limit is exceeded.

Obesity, on the one hand, paves the way for other physical illnesses, and on the other hand, leads to increasingly severe social and psychological problems.

As a result, obesity turns into a focus that negatively affects the person's life and his / her environment.

Therefore, treatment of obesity is much more than just a beauty enhancer, it is primary a necessity for protecting and maintaining human's health.

In the treatment of disease-graded obesity, the chance of long lasting success with diet and exercise therapies is less than 5%. It has been clearly demonstrated that obesity surgical approach is superior in the treatment of such patients.

♣ Hundreds of thousands of obesity patients in the world have the chance to regain their health (mental, physical and social well-being) every year.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS AFTER SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

First, we congratulate you for opening a new page in your life thanks to the surgery you have undergone. We recommend that you stay in Antalya for one more week. If you have to leave Antalya, do not worry. You will always be able to reach us via phone and internet. We will continue to follow you all the time. Our postoperative recommendations are below.

Nutrition Guidelines After Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Get Better Soon!

Your operation was completed
Now our job is to get used to nutrition according to new shape of our digestive system.

POST-OPERATIVE HOSPITALISATION

Painkillers, anti-nausea and anti-spasm medications are given to ensure that the patient wakes up comfortably and safely when the surgery is over. After 2 hours following surgery, the patient may feel relatively well. After 4 hours, the patient can get out of bed, go to the toilet, walk in the corridor.

What Kind of Surgery Will I Undergo?

Sleeve gastrectomy is performed with laparoscopic (closed) technique. In the procedure, four to five small incisions, each measuring 1 to 2 cm in length, are made. Contrary to the conventional open surgery, a large incision is not required.

SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY FOR OBESITY

Sleeve gastrectomy is a stomach reduction surgery used for the treatment of obesity. The operative process is comfortable and the rate of complication is relatively low. It achieves a truly satisfying weight loss. It is currently the most commonly performed bariatric procedure world-wide.

Which Obesity Surgery? Why Sleeve Gastrectomy?

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY?

*The gastric transition tract is narrowed. Sensation of fullness is achieved with a few bite food.

WHO ARE GOOD (ELIGABLE ADEQUATE) CANDIDATES FOR WEIGHT LOSS (BARIATRIC )SURGERIES?

When the excess weight exceeds 25-30 kg above the certain limits, the case is regarded as “morbid obesity – a type of obesity seen regarded as a serious medical condition. For such patients, the chance of permanent weight loss with diet and exercise therapies is very low. Therefore, surgery is the valid and efficient treatment option for the people with morbid obesity.

Causes and Effects of Obesity

CAUSES OF OBESITY

Obesity may be developed secondary due to many biological, psychological and even social reasons. The most important factors are imbalanced high-calorie diet and immobility.

What Adjustable Gastric Band Is?

Gastric banding (laparoscopic gastric band) surgery in obesity; is a surgical procedure during which a ring made of silicone is being wrapped around the upper part(neck) of the stomach.

LET`S SEE IF WE ARE OBESE OR NOT?

The most preferred method for determining the weight category and the degree of obesity is the calculation of the BODY MASS INDEX (BMI).

What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

The basic logic of this method is found in food delievery to the end point without being fully digested, achieved by opening a shortcut way through the digestive system. As a result to the gastric bypass surgery, nutrients are being bypassed(passed over) from the beginning of the stomach to the middle of the small intestine.

SHOULD I REALLY GO ON A SURGERY FOR DEALING WITH OBESITY?

When speaking and thinking about obesity surgery, first of all most important is getting into the world of an overweight person. It should be understood that every day life of people with a desease graded obesity is full of problems due to lack of self-confidence such as in clothing or doing social activities that brings emotional difficulties too.

Which Is The Right Place For My Obesity Surgical Treatment?

When deciding on the center for the treatment of obesity, the facilities and equipment of the hospital, the organization of the team that will carry out the follow-up before and after the operation, and the experience of the surgeon performing the surgery should be taken into consideration.

...ARE YOU READY FOR THE SURGERY?

In order to be able to say yes to this question, you must have gone through a thorough preparation period, both mentally and physically. Your are getting ready actually for an important surgery and at the same time for a great lifestyle change.

What Kind of Anesthesia Is Used for the Surgery?

The anesthesiologist will examine you after you decide on the operation. In order to select and apply the most appropriate anesthesia technique for you, it is very important that you have clear, complete and correct answers to all the questions you are being asked during the preoperative anesthesia consultation.

A Wake Up From Surgery

At the end of the surgery, you will be awakened under close anesthesiologist supervision following all your vital functions. After you are considered safely awakened from the surgery, you will be taken to your room after being kept under upclosed observation for about half an hour.

Opps! You accidentally swallowed a large bite, what could happen?

The first days after surgery you need to learn how to feed yourself with newly reshaped stomach. Sometimes you can easily swallow a large bite in a solid state by an accident without chewing it enough.

...IS SLEEVE GASTRIC SURGERY DANGEROUS?

The clearest and quickest answer: Sleeve gastric surgery fits into the group of low-medium risky operations.

What are the complications of Sleeve Gastric Surgery?

COMPLICATIONS THAT MİGHT DEVELOP DURİNG THE OPERATION

-Switching from laparoscopic surgery to open surgery (1-2%).
-Injuries to the intestine or other abdominal organs (less than 1%).
-Bleedings (2-3%) which may develop from injured vessels or organs.

...HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE AFTER SLEEVE GASTRIC SURGERY?

Most patients achieve great weight-loss results after the sleeve gastric surgery . In general, the slimming rate is about 80% of the overweight.

Is Rapid Weight Loss Dangerous?

After weight loss operations, especially in the first few months, rapid weight loss is being experienced. This is a situation that pleases the patient on the one hand, but at the same time there is a risk of disrupting the metabolic balance on the other.

On the way towards Sleeve Gastrectomy

Hospitalization is forseen for the morning of the operation day in case you have all your preparations completed already without having any additional problems demanding earlier hospitalization.

TRUST in Obesity Surgery: Team + Experience + Equipment + Follow-up

Obesity is a multifaceted health problem.

Obesity Surgery requires a responsible, relevant and attentive approach, based on a substantial accumulation of experience.

HUNGER, SATIETY, HORMONES

We all need food to survive. The need to supply food to generate energy is a driving force in the biology of all living organisms. It is more than natural for our body to have a complex system operated by our hormones in terms of control to nutrient intake.

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