Obesity, which is the most important disease of age, causes both chronic diseases and loss of life comfort. The most effective treatment for obese patients in the provision of long-term weight loss and elimination of co-morbid diseases related to obesity is surgery today. Obesity surgery is also an important option for those, who cannot lose weight somehow despite trying all the ways.
Both the surgeons and the center should be successful
Both the physicians, who will perform, and the center, where this surgery will be performed, must have adequate equipment and skills in the implementation of the treatment forms of obesity, which is seen as the disease of age today. The evaluation and follow-up of especially morbidly obese and super-obese patients by a multidisciplinary team is a requirement for obtaining good results.
360 degrees follow-up with Bariatric Surgery Team
"Bariatric Surgery Team" consisting of surgery, cardiology specialist, chest disease specialist, intensive care specialists, anesthesiologist and endocrine specialist, and the assistant team consisting of dietitian, psychologist and specialist nurse are highly effective in the success of obesity surgery. At the same, the technical equipment of the center also has an important role in the success of the surgery.
More successful results with the Centre of Excellence
Obesity surgery is tried to be carried out in many centers, but the results of the operations performed by the teams without adequate training and in the centers without sufficient technical equipment will be poor and the mortality rates will be increasing. "Centers of Excellence (COE)" are created in order to increase the success of the centers and to improve the results.
Through Centers of Excellence;
The confidence of patients increases
The reliability and efficacy of the surgery increases
Complications and costs are reduced
Patient satisfaction and the success of surgery increases
The interest of patients to these centers increases
Number of patients and consulted patients is increasing.
The surgery success of "Centers of Excellence" is being higher; the operations are carried out with much better results, lower complications and lower mortality. COE standards are met in Liv Hospital Ulus "Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Center" and obesity surgeries are carries out with a very high success.
503 patients were performed obesity surgery in our hospital between March 2013 and August 2015.
6 patients were performed robotic gastric bypass.
5 patients were performed laparoscopic gastric bypass.
492 patients were performed laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
12 of these operations were surgical revision.
The rate of weight loss of the patients was realized as 20%, 37%, 54% and 71% respectively at 1st, 3rd, 6th and 12th months.