Weight loss surgery – Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgical procedures help you lose weight significantly by making some changes to your digestive system. There are different types of weight-loss surgeries. While some limit the amount of food the stomach can hold, some reduce the calories and nutrients that the body absorbs. And some bariatric surgery methods aim for both.
Most weight-loss surgeries in Turkey today are performed using laparoscopic surgery technique. The most common bariatric surgery (weight loss) procedures are gastric bypass and gastric sleeve in Turkey.
Types of Bariatric Surgeries
Bariatric surgery is not a plastic/aesthetic surgery; it is a medical surgery. Bariatric surgery should be considered if the patient tried many diets and exercises but still at the obesity level. However, thanks to the latest developments in technology, bariatric surgeries are safer and convenient more than ever. Therefore, weight loss surgery is getting popular among patients who have a BMI of over 35.
There are different types of weight loss surgeries aiming for significant weight loss by using different methods.
Gastric Sleeve or Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgery that removes some of the stomach. The aim is to make the stomach smaller so that it cannot hold much food.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery is becoming increasingly popular for patients seeking effective and straightforward procedure. Gastric Sleeve in Turkey with Favclinic is performed under laparoscopic surgery with a shorter healing period.
Your surgeon will use a stapling device to create a small tube or ‘sleeve’ in your stomach, then remove the rest of your stomach. After surgery, your stomach will hold only about 20% of what it did before. So, you will feel full sooner and not eat as much as you used to.
Gastric bypass is a method that connects the top part of the stomach to the small intestine. The aim is to make the stomach smaller as well as decreasing the amount of absorption.
A small pouch is created at the top of the stomach which will be the only part of the stomach that will receive food. Then this pouch is connected to the small intestine. The food will be bypassed over the stomach to the small pouch towards the small intestine. You feel full sooner and your body will not absorb as many calories from food.
The operation can be done with open surgery or laparoscopy.