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FAQ (Bariatric Surgery)

Which obese patients can be applied to gastric botox?

Gastric botox is an endoscopic procedure performed in patients with an excess of 15-20 kg.

Do I feel pain during the process of gastric botox?

You don’t feel pain because of taking anaesthesia during the process of gastric botox.

How long does a gastric botox process take?

The process takes 15-20 min.

How long can I return to my normal daily life after gastric botox is applied?

You can return to your daily life after 1 hour.

How much weight can I lose with gastric botox?

The majority of patients (80-85%) can lose 10-15 kg with gastric botox. In 10-15% of patients, because the patient does not follow the rules or because of botox application (less frequently), they lose less weight.

Which obese patients can be applied to the gastric balloon?

The gastric balloon is an endoscopic procedure performed in patients whose weight is 30 to 40 kg higher than normal.

Do I feel pain during the process of gastric balloon?

You don’t feel pain because of taking anaesthesia during the process of gastric balloon.

How long does a gastric balloon process take?

The process takes 15-20 min.

How long can I return to my normal daily life after gastric balloon is applied?

After one day in hospital, drug treatment is planned and discharged.

How much weight can I lose with gastric balloon?

You can lose 30-40 kg by this procedure.

How many kinds of gastric balloons are there?

There are two kind of gastric balloon application: 6 months and 12 months.

Does the 6-month gastric balloon application is enough?

6-month gastric balloon application is sufficient to provide a weight loss of 25-30 kg.

Are there any complication regarding gastric balloon application?

No complications; however, very few people may experience nausea and cramping pain lasting 7-10 days.

What is the most effective method in obesity surgery?

Sleeve gastrectomy, which is also knowns as stomach reduction surgery, is a laparoscopic  surgery method.

How is sleeve gastrectomy effective in weight loss?

Weight loss occurs for two reasons: 1- Because the stomach volume is reduced, an early feeling of satiety occurs and causes a small amount of eating. 2- Since the ghrelin hormone-secreted localization (gastric fundus) is surgically removed, the sense of hunger decreases and this leads to less eating.

What is the reason for obesity surgery?

Obesity surgery is primarily performed for the following reasons: insulin resistance type 2 diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, coronary heart disease, joint disorders and risk of developing cancer. BMI is recommended for patients over 40 or BMI 35-40 and for those with one of these additional diseases. Aesthetic concerns should be secondary.

What should be done before obesity surgery?

A wide range of pre-operative check-ups (including laboratory tests, radiology, psychiatry, cardiology, internal medicine, obstetrics, urology and anesthesia consultations) are performed. Check-up takes 2-3 days. After approval by the Council, 2-3 days diet (especially for overseas patients) is applied before the surgical procedure.

Is there any complication in obesity surgery?

Complications are few, and most importantly, anastomotic leakage (1-2%).

How long are the obesity surgery operations?

The operation lasts 1.5-2 hours.

What should the patient pay attention to after obesity surgery?

The patient should be mobilized 4-5 hours after the operation. The patient is asked to take liquid food for 2-3 weeks after discharge and then it is recommended to pass light solid foods (breakfast types, vegetable dishes). Overseas patients must stay for a total of two weeks before and after surgery.


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