Weight loss / Bariatric surgery is also known as bariatric and metabolic surgery. These terms are used in order to reflect the impact of these operations on patients’ weight and the health of their metabolism (breakdown of food into energy). In addition to their ability to treat obesity, these operations are very effective in treating diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and high cholesterol, among many other diseases. These operations also have an ability to prevent future health problems. The benefits allow patients with obesity who choose to undergo treatment to enjoy a better quality of life and a longer lifespan.
How Is Bariatric Surgery Performed?
What are Bariatric Surgery Methods?
Tube Stomach Surgery (Gastric Sleeve)
Since it takes time for obese people to reach the feeling of satiety; In sleeve gastrectomy surgery, it is aimed to reduce the stomach volume and thus prevent the person from overeating. Gastric sleeve surgery is the most frequently performed bariatric surgery in our country. It has been observed that approximately 60% of unwanted weight is removed within 1-2 years after sleeve gastrectomy surgery performed with the closed method (laparoscopy).
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Since gastric bypass surgery prevents the absorption of nutrients from the small intestine, it causes mineral and vitamin deficiencies at a higher rate than sleeve gastrectomy surgery; After the surgery, the patient should be followed more closely for vitamin and mineral deficiencies.