Obesity is not just being overweight. Today, it is defined as a very important disease. Body Mass Index – Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation is used to make the diagnosis. click to calculate
If this value is 30 kg/m2 or more, it is defined as obese, and if it is 35 kg/m2 or more, it is defined as morbidly obese. Obesity causes very important diseases such as sleep apnea, reflux, diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, cancer and infertility. Bariatric surgery is a surgery with risks as in every surgery, so it is not applied to every patient. The indication for surgery should be put correctly and the correct surgery should be applied for it.
Gastric balloon: Restriction of food consumption is ensured thanks to the balloon placed in the stomach endoscopically.
Gastric bypass: its other known name is Roux-en Y surgery. A direct passage from the stomach to the intestine is created. Weight loss is achieved by shrinking the stomach and allowing the food to reach the intestines faster. There are several modified forms.
Sleeve Gastrectomy – Tube Stomach Surgery: It is the most applied and most successful procedure today. In this procedure, most of the stomach is removed, leaving a tube-shaped piece of stomach. Since the part of the stomach that secretes hunger hormone is also removed, the feeling of hunger decreases. Food intake is restricted. Since it has no effect on food absorption, deficiencies such as vitamins and minerals do not occur. It is very successful, but it should be applied to the right people.