Who Is A Candidate for Bariatric Surgery ?
Bariatric surgery is suitable for obesity patients with a body mass index of 35 and above. It can be divided into two treatments as Gastric Sleeve and gastric bypass. Treatments involve shrinking the patient’s stomach. Patients between the ages of 18-65 are suitable for treatment. In addition, if patients have sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes, treatment should be avoided. Losing weight will give very good results for the recovery of diseases caused by obesity.
What Is Bariatric Surgery And What’s Involved?
Bariatric surgery has 2 different options, as mentioned above. The first, the gastric sleeve, involves removing 80% of the stomach. Thanks to the removed stomach, the patient feels less hunger. In addition, you can lose weight quickly with less food. The second is gastric bypass. Gastric bypass involves removing 90% of the patient’s stomach and connecting the small intestine to the shrinking stomach. In this way, the patient provides calorie restriction by removing the foods he eats directly from the body.
How to know if you’re ready for surgery
You can message us to make sure you are eligible. For both treatments, it is important to start a protein-based diet before the surgery. In addition, you can prepare for surgery by losing some weight. Then you can send us a message to make an appointment.
Is Bariatric Surgery Painful?
Both treatments are performed with dde laparoscopic method. This includes completing the procedure with 5 incisions made in the patient’s abdomen. Since a part of the stomach will be removed, of course, it will not be unbearable, even if it is possible to have pain. In addition, the patient will not feel pain thanks to the drugs to be given after the treatment.