Obesity (Bariatric) Surgery

Bariatric surgery is the most effective method for the treatment of obesity today and its results are very successful in the long term.
Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery

What is Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery?

Obesity is the accumulation of excess adipose tissue in the body and is one of the most important diseases of our time. Obesity is an important public health problem that causes both chronic diseases and losses in life comfort. Bariatric surgery is an important option for people who can't lose weight even after trying every way. Bariatric surgery is the most effective method for the treatment of obesity today and its results are very successful in the long term. Bariatric surgery includes surgical procedures performed to promote weight loss in overweight or obese individuals. These surgical interventions are used to achieve weight loss, correct obesity-related health problems, and improve the quality of life of patients.

What Applications Does Bariatric Surgery Perform?

Bariatric surgery includes a number of surgical procedures that are used to improve the health of individuals and support weight loss. These applications are as follows:

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery: In this procedure, the stomach is connected to a pouch the size of a small walnut and the small intestine, which promotes weight loss by reducing food intake and absorption.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery: In this procedure, the stomach is greatly reduced and remains in the form of a thin sleeve. This ensures weight loss by reducing food intake.
  • Gastric Balloon Application: A balloon inserted into the stomach creates a feeling of fullness and supports weight loss by helping the patient eat less.
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding: A band is placed around the stomach, which controls food intake by dividing the stomach into two parts.
  • Biliopancreatic Divertion Surgery: In this procedure, the stomach is reduced and connected to a part of the small intestine, reducing food absorption.

Liv Hospital Bariatric Surgery

With the bariatric surgery performed at Liv Hospital Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Clinic, extremely pleasing results are obtained in terms of patient comfort and complications. The number of operations performed by certifying the competence of the relevant physicians in obesity surgery, complication rates, survival and infection rates must be in international standards or better than these standards.

Body Mass Index Categories

  • 18.5-25 = Normal weight
  • 25-30 = Overweight
  • 30-35 = Obese (class 1)
  • 35-40 = Obese (class 2)
  • 40-50 = Morbidly Obese
  • >50 = Super Obese

Who is Eligible for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is usually recommended for people with a body mass index (BMI) of over 40 or a BMI of over 35 and obesity-related health problems in order to achieve weight loss. This surgical procedure may be an option for individuals who cannot lose weight with diet and lifestyle changes, but are experiencing health problems due to obesity.

Eligible Qualifications:

  • Those between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Those with a body mass index above 40
  • Those whose body mass index is between 35-40 with additional weight-related diseases (hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart failure, etc.)
  • Those who have tried and failed other treatment methods to lose weight
  • Those who are able to handle surgery and anesthesia

Non-Eligible Qualifications:

  • Those with psychiatric problems who are not under serious treatment
  • Those with substance or alcohol addiction
  • Patients who will not be able to make the necessary lifestyle changes regarding diet after surgery
  • Those who have a disease that will prevent them from receiving anesthesia


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