OBESITY TREATMENT AND TURKEY
Obesity is one of the most important health problems in the world today, and it is a phenomenon that threatens both individual and public health every day.
WHAT IS OBESITY?
In the most general sense, obesity has been accepted because of a very high increase in the ratio of body fat mass to lean mass, and as a result of the height index and body weight exceeding the determined limits.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the definition of obesity as excessive accumulation of fat in the body to the extent that it impairs health. Obesity, which occurs when the energy taken with food is more than the energy consumed in the daily activities of the person and the excess energy is stored in the body at a rate of 20 percent or more, has been determined as a disease that negatively affects the quality of life and life span and needs to be treated.
WHAT ARE THE DISEASES CAUSED BY OBESITY?
Obesity, which is defined as a disease, is one of the main risk factors that can lead to very dangerous health problems, including cardiovascular diseases such as heart diseases and stroke. The obesity cycle can also cause diabetes and ailments that require dialysis. Research associate many types of cancer with obesity.
The World Health Organization, which conducts both global and regional studies on obesity, announced that the rate of obesity has tripled since 1975. According to the 2020 data of the organization, close to 1 billion people in the world have health problems related to obesity.
WHAT ARE OBESITY TREATMENT METHODS?
Obesity, which reduces the quality of life of individuals and can cause fatal diseases, can be treated with methods under five main groups. The main headings of these methods can be listed as follows:
- Diet / Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Exercise / Sportive Activity Therapy
- Lifestyle / Behavior Change Treatment
- Surgical treatment
Surgical treatments, which are preferred in eliminating obesity and returning to normal daily life, give very effective results thanks to developing technology and advanced scientific studies on this subject.
SURGICAL METHODS USED IN OBESITY TREATMENT
The main methods used in the surgical treatment of obesity are the gastric balloon, commonly known as the gastric balloon; sleeve gastrectomy, called sleeve gastrectomy or sleeve gastrectomy; gastric bypass operation; stomach stapling surgery and robotic surgery.
WHAT IS GASTRIC BALLOON / GASTAL BALLOON?
Gastric balloon is an obesity treatment method that can be applied in different ways and does not require surgical intervention in some cases, depending on the preferred method. The gastric balloon method, which is widely used in the world, is an easy and reliable treatment.
Gastric balloon can be easily applied to people with a Body Mass Index of 30-40, who accept regular exercise by changing their lifestyle, and who have not had gastric surgery before.
Gastric balloon operation is performed under anesthesia with endoscopic methods. In the treatment of swallowable gastric balloon, no surgical procedure is performed.
WHAT IS TUBE STOMACH / SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY SURGERY?
The operation, called tube stomach or sleeve stomach, is basically the process of reducing approximately 75 percent of the stomach volume. In sleeve gastrectomy surgery, three-quarters of the stomach is removed, and the person is satisfied with a small amount of food much more quickly after this operation.
Gastric sleeve surgery, which is used as a very effective method because it reduces the person’s desire to eat and the feeling of hunger, also increases the quality of life. Gastric sleeve surgery is a scientifically proven method that provides up to 70 percent reduction in excess weight within 1 year after the intervention.
WHAT IS STOMACH BYBASS?
Gastric Bypass surgery is an obesity treatment that is performed as a surgical intervention in the stomach and small intestine, as a process of canceling some parts of these organs that absorb nutrients.
With gastric bypass surgery, the way the stomach small intestine processes nutrients is changed and this change helps to lose weight. This gastric bypass surgery also reduces the volume of the stomach, thus providing a feeling of fullness with less food.
Gastric bypass surgery, which can be performed quickly and safely, ensures that the daily life of the patient is minimally affected by an operation of 2-3 hours and a rapid rehabilitation process. With gastric bypass surgery, which is a long-term treatment method based on lifestyle changes, over 70 percent of excess weight can be shed within two years.
WHAT IS STOMACH STAPLING?
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty, known as Stomach Stapling, is an operation that restricts food intake without affecting the digestive process, unlike other surgical methods.
In the stomach stapling operation, the upper stomach section just below the esophagus is stapled vertically and a small pouch is created. This pouch is limited to the lower part of the stomach by a band made of special material. The tape provides a feeling of satiety by delaying the descent of food from the pouch.
The purpose of this method is to reduce the absorption of nutrients in the digestive system and thus to ensure that fewer calories are taken. Stomach Stapling operation, which reduces the desire to eat while preserving the normal functions of the stomach, is preferred as a safe and simple surgical method.
Stomach Stapling surgery also has advantages such as less hospital stay before and after the operation, and faster recovery time.
WHAT IS ROBOTIC SURGERY IN OBESITY TREATMENT?
Robotic surgery, which is used in the treatment of obesity as well as in the treatment of many diseases today, is a method applied based on laparoscopic surgery with minimal incision. Robotic Surgery is also defined as robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeon.
In cases where the thick and large fatty tissue of the obesity patient restricts the possibility of surgical intervention, robotic surgery comes to the fore as a method that allows many different operations to be performed easily.
Gastric by-pass surgeries are the most preferred method among the operations performed with Robotic Surgery.
Compared to traditional surgery, robotic surgery, which causes less scarring, pain and complications in the body, faster recovery from hospital discharge and faster return to daily life, is preferred more and more every day.
TURKEY TAKES OUT IN OBESITY TREATMENT
Turkey is one of the first three countries in the world to define obesity as a disease. Taking early steps in the treatment of obesity, the Turkish health system stands out in the European and world rankings with its leading treatment methods and specialized specialists.
The presence of high-tech obesity clinics with high quality standards, as well as public – private hospitals and health facilities, makes Turkey one of the countries preferred in obesity treatment.
Turkey, one of the leading countries in the field of health tourism on the international platform, successfully offers more than 2000 treatment and health services to patients from all over the world. Obesity is also one of the diseases that patients from abroad prefer Turkey for treatment.
OBESITY TREATMENT WITH PMC TURKEY
Providing service in the field of health tourism, PMC Turkey offers a wide range of options to its guests who prefer Turkey for obesity treatment.
In the process that starts with applying to the PMC Turkey Hotline or communication channels, first of all, the requests and wishes of the person are determined, then appointments are made with the most distinguished health institutions and professionals, which PMC Turkey has a contract with and has a certificate of authority in this regard and supervised by the Ministry of Health.
If one of the packages with different options is chosen, PMC Turkey deals with the transportation, accommodation and all treatment processes of its customers and their relatives who will come to Turkey for obesity treatment, keeping in touch with them 24 hours a day, with the principle of personalized service.
Arrangement and planning of all medical procedures, accommodation if desired during the time spent in Turkey, and requests to explore natural and historical beauties in the meantime are provided by PMC Turkey.
You can reach the PMC Turkey Hotline and communication channels 24/7 and get information about obesity treatment prices in Turkey and advantageous package options offered by PMC Turkey.