Bariatric

Bariatric Surgery Expert in Turkey

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Face To Face Online Consultation

Opportunity to meet face to face before the operation with our online consultation option. Ask ACIBADEM Doctors about your questions via video call and answer all your questions before coming to Turkey.

Treatment of Obesity

Proficiencies in ACIBADEM

Recently, patients from all over the world have been travelling to Turkey for bariatric surgery, attracted by the opportunity to receive obesity treatment immediately, at an affordable price, with world-class results. ACIBADEM Obesity Center stands out among healthcare facilities for its. Bariatric surgery is generally safe when performed in an experienced center that is capable of managing potential complications.

Face To Face Online Consultation

Opportunity to meet face to face before the operation with our online consultation option. Ask ACIBADEM Doctors about your questions via video call and answer all your questions before coming to Turkey.

Bariatric Surgery Before & After

We encourage all patients to leave us honest feedback to ensure that any new patients have a clear understanding of the processes that we go through in order to provide you with top-quality service at all times. Patients visit us from around the globe due to the high-quality procedures they can recieve at some of the highest quality clinics we partner with in Turkey.

Robotic-assisted System in Obesity Surgeries.

If a general surgeon recommends surgery for weight control, this also implies that the person can be a candidate of obesity surgery with da Vinci robotic surgery system. These operations aim to reduce volume of patient’s stomach to ensure feeling of fullness more quickly in order to decrease food intake.

Bariatric Surgery Doctors

Recently, patients from all over the world have been travelling to Turkey for bariatric surgery, attracted by the opportunity to receive obesity treatment immediately, at an affordable price, with world-class results. ACIBADEM Obesity Center stands out among healthcare facilities for its:

Prof. Bilgi Baca M.D.

Prof. Cihan Uras M.D.

Assoc. Prof. Murat Urkan M.D.

Assoc. Prof. Eyüp Gemici M.D.

Robotic-assisted System in Obesity Surgeries.

If a general surgeon recommends surgery for weight control, this also implies that the person can be a candidate of obesity surgery with da Vinci robotic surgery system. These operations aim to reduce volume of patient’s stomach to ensure feeling of fullness more quickly in order to decrease food intake.

Our Hospitals

ACIBADEM began its journey into healthcare services as a small neighbourhood hospital in a district of Istanbul/Turkiye. Today, ACIBADEM is a super brand which has taken its rightful place amongst the global healthcare leaders, with its 24 hospitals, 16 outpatient clinics and supporting service companies. ACIBADEM’s rapid growth led to the signing of a joint partnership with IHH Healthcare in 2012 which enabled us to be a part of world’s second largest healthcare chain.

Altunizade Hospital

Maslak Hospital

Ataşehir Hospital

Robotic-assisted System in Obesity Surgeries.

If a general surgeon recommends surgery for weight control, this also implies that the person can be a candidate of obesity surgery with da Vinci robotic surgery system. These operations aim to reduce volume of patient’s stomach to ensure feeling of fullness more quickly in order to decrease food intake.

Bariatric Surgery Services

ACIBADEM Healthcare Group offers diagnosis and treatment services for obesity at Fulya, Maslak, Kadıköy, Bakırköy, Atakent, Taksim and Altunizade Hospitals in Istanbul along with Adana, Eskişehir and Kayseri Hospitals.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy, also called gastric tube surgery, aims to reduce volume of stomach (approximately 60-100 cc) in order to make patients feel full with minimal food intake. A certain part of the stomach is surgically removed and a tube-like stomach is left behind (very similar to banana in size). Moreover, the part of stomach which releases the hunger hormone is also removed. This operation limits only volume of food intake; since nutrients are absorbed in usual way, patients do not need vitamin or mineral supplements.

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Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Intragastric Balloon

Gastric Bypass

In Gastric Bypass, a large portion of stomach is bypassed and a small volume of stomach (approximately 30 to 50 cc) is prepped and anastomosed to small intestines. As it is also the case with other obesity surgery procedures, this type of surgery aims that some part of nutrients is discharged without being absorbed by decreasing volume of stomach and inactivating a part of small intestines. Hence, patients feel satisfied with less amount of food and a part of digested nutrients is absorbed.

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Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Intragastric Balloon

Intragastric Balloon

In this method, an endoscopy is inserted into mouth cavity and advanced to stomach in order to place an empty balloon into lumen of stomach. Next, the balloon is inflated which occupies a part of stomach and leads to feeling of fullness. Intragastric Balloon is defined as a non-invasive method contrary to other three methods. However, it also differs from other methods with failure of permanent solution, as the balloon is removed following a certain period of time (6 months).

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Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Intragastric Balloon

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Translator
Our professional interpreters will be with you once you come to Acibadem Hospitals until you turn back to your country.
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Certifications
At ACIBADEM, we are particularly proud of being a Joint Commission International (JCI) certified institution.

Obesity Treatment FAQ

All patients are assessed in detail for underlying factors of obesity, eating habits, psychological problems and health status. An appropriate treatment program is planned for the patient in light of these assessments. This treatment program may include medical and surgical treatment options as well as medical nutrition and exercise, depending on the patient’s needs.

What Are Causes of Obesity?

An irregular and unbalanced diet, fast-food and an inactive life cause weight gain and accumulation of fat in certain vital organs. Excessive eating after a long period of hunger and too much intake of carbohydrate-based foods and sweet drinks are examples of bad eating patterns that may cause obesity.

If both parents are overweight, the risk of obesity is 80% for children. Hormonal causes of obesity include diabetes mellitus, thyroid gland diseases and adrenal gland diseases.

Healthy eating pattern and active lifestyle should be adopted at childhood to avoid abnormal fat accumulation.

How Obesity Tested And Calculation Is Performed?

Obesity calculations are based on obesity classification of World Health Organization and Body Mass Index (BMI) is the calculation method.

How is Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated?

BMI= Weight (Kg) / square of body height expressed in meters

Calculation for an individual with body weight = 100 kg and height = 1.80 m is shown below.

  • 1.8 x 1.8 = 3.24
  • 100 / 3.24 = 30.8
  • BMI = 30.8

According to the reference range of World Health Organization, values between 18.5 and 24.99 point to normal body weight. BMI scores above 25 indicate overweight, while scores above 30 and 40 are deemed obesity and morbid obesity, respectively.

Who Are Good Candidates of Obesity Surgery?

Individuals with BMI between 35-40 who have diseases secondary to overweight, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea are deemed morbid obese regarding obesity surgery. A surgery may be considered even for patients with BMI score between 30 and 35 who has “recently diagnosed” type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorder.

Why Is Morbid Obesity Dangerous?

Obesity is a clear risk factor for atherosclerosis and various cancers, such as colon, breast, kidney, urinary bladder, pancreas and prostate cancers. People with morbid obesity have to cope with dozens of problems such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, liver failure, sleep apnea, joint problems and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Atherosclerosis starts at early ages and progresses quickly in these individuals and it paves the way for heart attack or stroke. Unfortunately, morbidly obese individuals die significantly earlier than peers due to these conditions.

Moreover, severe overweight leads to severe loss of self-confidence and social problems in children and adolescents. Morbid obesity can also be an important reason for female fertility.

Is Obesity a Genetic Disease?

Overweight parents are among factors that increase future risk of obesity in children. While genetic inheritance is linked to body weight, it cannot be hold responsible alone. Eating habits and physical activities of families also correlate with overweight.

Is Obesity Surgery Performed in Children?

Medication treatment or obesity surgery is not considered for children who have obesity. Generally, children are given high-calorie foods that occupy a large volume in stomach in order to suppress appetite. Slow and healthy weight loss is the optimal approach in treatment of obesity. Therefore, it is necessary to supervise the therapy patiently. Particularly, pre-adolescents lose weight slowly, as they are growing and developing. Height and weight are normalized, when height increases.

How Can Weight Gain Be Prevented?

If you think your child has obesity problem or want to avoid obesity, following advices may help you.

  • Encourage your child do sports activities in his/her spare time.
  • Physical activities in school can be increased.
  • Eating pattern of the family can be modified according to needs of the child.
  • Foods which are sweet and have high nutritional value can be preferred.
  • Consumption of fizzy and sweet drinks can be decreased.
  • Short-distance walking or cycling can be useful.
  • You can create opportunities for your child to do sports.
  • Excessive gum chewing and using food as a reward should be avoided.
  • Intake of sweeteners or diet products should be limited.
  • You can prepare a lunch pack to have your child eat healthy foods at school.
  • Packed foods such as fast-food should be avoided.
  • Consumption of vegetables and fruits should be encouraged.
  • Eating fast is among most effective underlying causes of obesity. Eating fast does not induce feeling of fullness. Therefore, it is necessary to chew well and eat slowly.

Are Genetic Factors Effective?

If both parents are overweight, the risk of obesity is 80% for the child. The figure may decrease down 40%, if only mother or father is overweight. One should always remember that the major cause of obesity is to spend dietary energy rather than eating too much.

It has been observed that parents of children, who struggle against obesity, also have a life style poor in physical activity..