Frequently Asked Questions

In this section, you can find all the questions and answers you are wondering about, such as our obesity center, patient approaches and differences in obesity treatment methods.

Obesity body mass index is examined in 3 groups according to the World Health Organization (WHO) data. Body mass index value: BMI between 5-25 is normal. Those with a BMI over 25 overweight, over 30 obese, and over 40 BMI are defined as advanced (morbidly obese).

If you have 5-10 kg more than your ideal weight, you can start with healthy diet and lifestyle changes. Get help from a dietitian who is an expert on the subject. If you have difficulty in following the diet lists, get hungry easily and want to skip the diet, and this happens frequently, a method to reduce the stomach volume (gastric balloon) or a method to delay gastric emptying (stomach botox) treatments can help you. Remember, it takes at least 1 year for you to stay at the weight you lost.

The hypothalamus, which is an extremely small center in our brain, provides weight control. There is a point here called the set point that fixes the weight. In order for this point to accept the new weight, it is necessary to maintain the lost weight for at least 1 year. Otherwise, this center will easily bring the person back to their old weight. In short, after losing weight, you must stay at that point for at least 1 year so that your brain can adapt to this and say "this is my weight now".

If you do not have any other co-morbidities (hypertension, diabetes, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome, knee joint disorders, etc.), you should lose weight first. We recommend you to start a serious calorie restriction as well as a lifestyle change for a long time. Since surgery carries the risk of complications, it is necessary to try and insist on losing weight first. Supportive non-surgical stomach operations (gastric balloon, swallowable gastric balloon or stomach botox) may be exceptionally preferred by taking the opinion of a specialist obesity doctor.

Nearly 100% of those who prefer the treatment do not have any swallowing problems. Both its small size (in pill form) and its material quality provide convenience in swallowing. Although it is seen infrequently, treatment can be started for patients who have swallowing problems by pushing with a special wire with the help of a doctor.

After the balloon is placed in the stomach, some people may experience nausea, abdominal cramps, and rarely vomiting. Generally, in such cases, it is kept under control with prescription drugs that your doctor will prepare. For more information, you can consult our specialist doctor.

Preferably, a swallowable gastric balloon may be an alternative for you, since diet programs are often unfinished or their sustainability is inefficient. The difference between the two is that with the balloon, only your eating habits are changed (involuntary portion reduction) and the process continues.

In diet, you enter a more serious and troublesome cycle. In addition, a continuous program of lifestyle changes, exercise and eating habits will be waiting for you.

When the gastric balloon was first applied, it could stay in the stomach for 3-4 months. With the development of technology and the material being made of less reactive silicone, balloons with a duration of 6 months and a duration of 12 months have begun to be used. However, if you are overweight, a 6-month gastric balloon can also be preferred to lose some weight as a preliminary step for surgery. In other words, it is a situation that will be determined by the individual and the doctor's advice.

Although the gastric balloon is made of inert materials, it may cause a foreign body reaction in some people. In cases where this happens, the stomach tries to throw it out of the body reflexively. That is, nausea stimulates vomiting. When such a situation occurs, it is waited for 1-2 days for the body to get used to it. If it persists, the balloon may need to be removed again.

Personal effort has an important place in all weight loss procedures. With serious lifestyle changes, the permanent goal can be achieved. Therefore, a diet should be made and movement should be increased and fat burning should always be allowed. The fact that Stomach Botox is more applicable and easier than other bariatric surgery procedures does not mean that we will not pay attention to our eating habits.

With Stomach Botox Treatment, it is aimed to delay the feeling of hunger. The important thing here is; It is knowing that a person should sit down to eat as a result of hunger and get up from the table when he feels satiated. This treatment may not be suitable for those who have the habit of eating fast and snacking. As a result of the detailed analysis, the expert obesity doctor will guide you correctly.

  • Bariatric surgery may be preferred in the following cases
  • When life starts to give you sadness instead of joy because of your extra pounds
  • When exercises and diet programs don't work
  • When your health problems start as a result of decreased mobility,
  • This treatment method can be performed with the advice of a specialist bariatric surgeon.

Gastric hernia, which occurs as a result of the movement of the stomach towards the chest cavity, also triggers gastric reflux disease, as it causes problems such as destruction or abrasion in the esophagus and gastric valve system. The main difference that distinguishes these two diseases from each other: compression similar to a heart attack in hernia, very severe burning in the chest and coughing can be given as examples. In reflux, it is more stomach acid coming from the esophagus to the mouth and causing discomfort. Depending on the operation preference, these two diseases can usually be treated at the same time.

With Obesity Surgery operations, the patient's weight loss is targeted, these operations performed on non-obese individuals are called Metabolic Surgery and they are preferred in the treatment of other metabolic diseases, primarily type 2 diabetes. In 2007, he recommended the use of metabolic surgery in suitable patients for the treatment of type 2 diabetes for the first time at the Worldwide Accepted International Diabetes Surgery Summit.

In Tube Stomach Surgery, approximately 80% of the stomach is removed by operation. Since the remaining part remains smaller in volume compared to the past, nutrient intake will decrease and thus the weight loss process will begin quickly. In addition, since the shape of the stomach part remaining in the body resembles a tube, the name of this surgical method has been accepted as Tube Stomach.

One of the funny questions. Obesity Surgery is a professional procedure that includes treatments/operations determined specifically for the individual. Specialist Obesity Surgery Doctor analyzes the current health and psychological state of the patient. It is decided which operation the patient's body needs/can remove and the degree of urgency, and the process begins with the patient's approval. The preferred Surgical procedure is determined entirely to the benefit of the patient.

We would like to point out that especially water consumption should be at the top of the list. Fluid intake in the body is vital after the operation in terms of replacing the lost fluid. We recommend that you drink about 2 liters of water per day. At the next stage, your nutrition program should include protein (meat, fish) primarily, vegetables and fruit types. The group (dough types and rice) that should be avoided for a certain period of time is carbohydrates. Do not worry! Our expert dietitian will help you in your nutrition process.

Despite all efforts (diet, exercise, medication), it is one of the bariatric surgery operations preferred by patients whose life has become unbearable due to obesity. Purpose: It is to take a very large part (80%) of the stomach and bring the stomach to a smaller size. In this way, in the long run, the feeling of eating and satisfaction reaches minimal levels.

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