Obesity Treatment / Surgery
One of Moment Medikal's main treatment it offers in Turkey is for obesity condition, which is one of the biggest problems of people around the world, and obesity surgery to cure this condition. Turkish hospitals, with their experienced doctors and excellent medical infrastructures, are the first choice for obesity treatment of thousands of patients from all over the world. The proven success of Turkish doctors and affordable prices are important in this, as in all treatments. The important thing to know about obesity treatments is that operations not only provide weight loss but also eliminate many of the ailments that accompany obesity. In this respect, obesity surgeries are not aesthetic interventions, but a multidimensional treatment option that directly affects the patient's health and quality of life.
What is the Purpose of Obesity Treatment?
Research reveals that it is rare for people with obesity to be treated with normal diet and exercise programmes. Patients can lose weight by participating in certain programmes, but they often regain their weight quickly. Only 3 to 5 percent of patients with obesity disease who have lost weight with normal diet and exercise programmes are able to maintain this weight. The primary goal in obesity treatments is to reduce the patient's risks, to help get rid of the weight problem that lowers the quality of life, to give her/him a healthy and balanced diet habit and to carry out a long-term treatment that will ensure the patient's long-term life quality.
Harms of obesity
Today, obesity is shown as the most important cause of death events in the preventable category following smoking. Cardiovascular diseases take the first place among the harmful effects of obesity on human health and life quality. Apart from this, a patient with obesity problem is likely to have diabetes, respiratory system diseases, high blood pressure, muscular and skeletal system disorders. According to the World Health Organization, people with a body mass index of 18,5, which is the rate of height (metres) and weight (kilograms) measure are described as being slim and underweight. The range of 18.5-24.9 is defined as normal weight, 25.0-29.9 is overweight, 30.0-39.9 is obese, over 40 is morbid, that is seriously obese, and over 50 is defined as super obese.
In which cases is obesity surgery performed?
Obesity surgery is recommended for patients with a body mass index over 40 who do not respond to medical diet and exercise programs under the supervision of a specialist. "Obesity surgery" or "Bariatric surgery" is the general name of the surgical interventions applied to the digestive systems in order to reduce food intake and / or nutrient absorption for patients with obesity problems. After the doctor analyses the patient's condition in detail, she/he explains which surgery she/he would prefer, with the cause and effect relationship, and the intervention is performed upon the patient's decision. Obesity surgery interventions are generally laparoscopic procedures and all laparoscopic procedures performed in this area are as effective and safe as open surgery.
Treatment Methods in Obesity Surgery
Obesity surgery shows a continuous improvement with innovative methods due to the effect of increasing demand from patients. All the interventions to be made considering the patient's conditions, her/his demands and the decision of the doctor mainly serve the same purpose but contain many differences as a procedure.
Using the gastric banding method, the surgeon places an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. The gastric banding procedure is usually applied by laparoscopic methods. After the operation, patients can return to their daily lives in a short time.
In the Gastric Sleeve procedure, the doctor aims to reduce the capacity of the stomach so that the patient can feel full by consuming less food. In the operation, the large part of the stomach that serves as a storage is removed and the stomach is left in the form of a banana. Gastric Sleeve does not prevent food absorption, it only limits the patient's food intake. For this reason, vitamin or mineral supplements are rarely required after surgery.
With gastric bypass surgery, a small part of the stomach is used to create a new stomach sac (roughly 30-50cc). The smaller stomach is connected directly to the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach. As in other obesity surgeries, this procedure aims to reduce stomach capacity. In addition, the intestines are partially bypassed, which reduces the absorption of food and nutrients. In this way, patients are provided to feel full quickly and eat less.
Robotic surgery method in the treatment of obesity
Robotic surgery system is widely used in many medical specialties such as urology, cardiology, gynecology and general surgery. Robotic surgery allows us to easily perform various types of surgical operations even in morbidly obese patients. The visual and technical abilities of robotic surgery eliminate the negativities such as blood loss, infection risk, and postoperative scar for obese patients, resulting in a faster recovery and return to normal life.
Care after obesity treatments
The fact that gastric bypass surgery is mostly laparoscopic means that the surgeon will perform through small incisions. Thus, the patient's recovery time is shortened. Usually patients stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days and return to their normal activities within 3 to 5 weeks. If the surgery needs to be "open", the surgeon needs to make a larger cut and recovery takes longer.
Each procedure may require different care, with special consideration of each patient's condition.
Moment Medical doctors state their suggestions, which are completely focused on the patient's life quality and health, prior to surgical intervention and ensure that all conditions are correctly understood by the patient.
Considering the patient's weight and age, if there is no relative to accompany him, a nurse should be assigned to provide the necessary care. After the discharge, the diet plan including vitamins and supplement requirements if any, number of days to rest, and exercise plan are planned with the doctor meticulously. The patient stays in the country where she/he is for a period of time after surgical intervention, and her/his care is maintained until his health is suitable for traveling. During this care process, Moment Medikal makes all the follow-ups related to the needs of the patient. Possible complications are kept under control under the control of fully equipped hospitals and highly experienced doctors.
It should be emphasized that obesity treatments and operations are definitely not aesthetic operations. Whichever country you have your operation in, it is critical to have information about the hospital where you will be treated and the doctor you will be following, to learn the entire process in detail and to decide on the operation by knowing all the possibilities.
The most important contribution of Moment Medikal to this process is to ensure the quality and assurance of the health care journey that starts and ends at the door of the patient's home. Services such as transporting patients with excess weight problems with special facilities and keeping companions at all times of the travel are also shaped according to the patient's preferences at the contract stage. Moment Medikal directs the patient in the most accurate way by listing all the services that the patient may need during the planning phase. If it is desired, it offers perfect helth care services for the patients who return to their countries in complete health. It monitors the control appointments depending on the patient's desire and helps taking the necessary precautions for the patient to spend the rest of his life in high quality.
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