Bariatrics is a minimally invasive surgical modification of the stomach, intestines, or both to induce weight loss, aimed at treating obesity, metabolic disorders, type II diabetes.
- Intragastric balloons
Endoscopic treatment of obesity, in which a silicone balloon filled with 400 ml of solution is placed in to the stomach. Due to the pressure on the stomach walls, the patient feels satiated earlier. However, over time, the body gets used to the balloon, and the therapeutic effect decreases. Therefore, this method is not recommended for longer than 6 months. On average, they lose about 15 kg with a balloon. Sometimes such an intervention is recommended before the main surgery, because each lost kilogram of fat improves the final prognosis of bariatric surgery.
- Gastric band
Placement of a cuff on the upper part of the stomach, which reduces its volume and physically limits the amount of food eaten. If necessary, liquid is injected into the cuff from time to time to take up more space.
- Longitudinal, or sleeve, resection (Gastric Sleeve)
The most popular surgery in the world. It is simple, effective and quite gentle, long-lasting. That is the removal of the stretched part of the stomach, which practically does not violate the anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract. However, if you do not follow the recommendations of your doctor, there is a risk that after 3-5 years the stomach may stretch again.
The operation increases life expectancy and minimizes long-term complications. It is currently the most frequently performed bariatric procedure in Turkey and worldwide.
The latest technology allows for minimally invasive, low-risk surgery.
During the operation, the surgeon removes 75-80% of the stomach with the appetite hormone, which will make you feel full much faster. In this way, your hunger will decrease and you will feel less hungry after the operation and lose weight quickly.
On average, people lose about 70-80% of their excess weight. The success rate of sleeve gastrectomy is approximately 80-90%.
- Gastric bypass
One of the most effective in terms of weight loss operations. There are several types: mini gastric bypass, Roux-en-Y, SADI Single Anastomosis Duodeno Ileal bypass, etc. Involves a change in the anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract, for example, the removal of part of the intestine or the connection of the stomach with the small intestine in one anastomosis. Such operations effectively treat obesity and diabetes, but they require the patient to constantly take vitamin-mineral complexes and monitor the level of protein in the blood, otherwise weight loss may become excessive.