Is a Catheter Used for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Catheter During or After Gastric Sleeve Surgery General anesthesia is applied to patients during gastric sleeve surgery. In accordance with the procedure, the stomach is arranged and the excess parts are removed from the body. At the end of the procedure, patients are...

Preparation and Tests Before Bariatric Surgery

What Tests Are Done Before Bariatric Surgery? Bariatric surgery is a challenging process, both psychologically and physically. The readiness of patients will help eliminate the complications and side effects that might occur in the future and increase the success rate...

HIPEC Surgery in Turkey: Is It Safe?

Even though the combination of Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC (Hyperthermic Chemotherapy) is an aggressive surgery, sometimes it’s the only hope left to the patients, especially the ones who have tried different chemotherapeutic agents yet still are dealing...

Everything About Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC

Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC Chemotherapy HIPEC chemotherapy, which is the short form of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, is a special surgical oncology treatment that might provide hope to those who have complex and advanced abdominal cancers and usual...

The Treatment of Constipation After Weight Loss Surgery

Constipation After Bariatric Surgery Constipation is one of the common complications following weight loss surgery. Reorganization of the intestines, changes in the shape of the stomach or a definite change in diet can trigger constipation. However, patients can avoid...

Does Obesity Cause or Intensify Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when a person stops breathing for a short time while sleeping. Although it is not directly life-threatening, it negatively affects people’s daily lives because a person’s productivity depends on the quality and quantity of sleep they get...

How to Make Your Gastric Sleeve Scars Disappear

Laparoscopic bariatric surgery creates small incisions in the patient’s abdomen. Having the surgery with this method means your surgeon inserts the devices into the stomach through these small incisions. After the surgery, mini-surgical scars remain in...

What Is BMI? What Does My BMI Tell Me?

What is BMI? How is it calculated? BMI is a measure of body fat that shows the ideal weight of each individual according to the body’s height and weight ratio. This value varies according to gender and age. Obesity, which is now increasing due to the...

What Is Morbid Obesity?

Morbid obesity, as the name suggests, is considered a disease that develops because of gaining excess weight much more weight than your ideal body weight. This condition negatively affects the immune system, nervous system, psychology, and blood vessel system. This...

Gastric Bypass Diet Without Surgery

Is Gastric Bypass Diet Effective Without the Surgery? If you want to follow the gastric bypass diet without surgery, of course, it is possible to follow the diet. There are many people who have managed to lose weight with this method. However, you should not expect...

9 Significant Gastric Sleeve Recovery Tips

Practical Gastric Sleeve Recovery Tips Passing the gastric sleeve recovery period is not a piece of cake, but it can become more convenient if you think about everything beforehand and prepare yourself. You should take care of your mental health by visiting a...

Gastric Botox in Turkey

Why Gastric Botox in Turkey? Botox or Botulinum Toxin has been used widely for the treatment of obesity over the last decade. But unfortunately, it’s not accounted as one of the affordable procedures even though the process is simpler than the other bariatric...

Everything about Obalon Gastric Balloon

Obalon Gastric Balloon The Obalon gastric balloon is a type of balloon used for the treatment of obesity.  As I’ve mentioned before in the guide about gastric balloon procedures, people who do not have very severe obesity do not need to undergo invasive types of...

The Effects of Smoking After Bariatric Surgery

What Happens if I Smoke Before and After Bariatric Surgery? Studies demonstrate smoking after bariatric surgery has low or no effects on weight loss outcomes. However, it causes serious problems for patients including increased risk of ulcers, pulmonary...

What Is Laparoscopic Stomach Surgery?

Closed or Laparoscopic Stomach Surgery Closed stomach surgery is a laparoscopic procedure that does not need large open wounds to see internal organs and perform the operation. Laparoscopic stomach surgery offers advantages for both the doctor and the patient. Today,...

How to Mentally Prepare for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Preparing Your Mindset for Weight Loss Surgery You might know the physical qualifications for bariatric surgery, but do you know how to mentally prepare for gastric sleeve surgery? You can educate yourself and learn more about the procedure. The more you know, the...

Psychological Effects of Weight Loss Surgery

Psychological Effects of Weight Loss Surgery In comparison with other weight loss solutions, bariatric surgery is still the most superior one as it brings about the most physical and biological positive outcomes. However, the overall psychological effect of weight...

Leptin Resistance and How It Affects Obesity

Leptin Resistance Causes Weight Gain Sometimes obese or overweight people are criticized for eating too much intentionally. But losing or gaining weight is more than about an individual’s passion for eating as it is more or less influenced by your hormones. When...

What Is Gastric Band Surgery and How Is It Performed?

Gastric Band Surgery If overweight or obese people fail in their weight loss efforts through exercise and diet, they may prefer surgeries that help to lose weight, such as gastric band surgery. Gastric Band The gastric band is one of the types of obesity surgery that...

Diabetes Surgery

Diabetes Surgery Type 2 diabetes; occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or does not use the insulin it produces effectively and is called a chronic metabolic disorder. This is known as insulin resistance. In cases where it is not treated; Apart from the...

Gastric Balloon Turkey: Costs, Reviews, and Results

Chapter 4 Gastric Balloon in Turkey Welcome to the final chapter of my ultimate guide on gastric balloon procedures. As you already know and studies show, gastric balloons are effective treatments for people with mild or moderate obesity, and also, a solution for...

How Much Does the Gastric Balloon Cost?

Chapter 3 Gastric Balloon Cost Now that you know everything about gastric balloon treatment and its risks, let’s check out the cost of gastric balloon and how it is affected by other factors.  The cost of gastric balloon treatment is one of the significant...

What Are Gastric Balloon Side Effects?

Chapter 2 Gastric Balloon Side Effects What are the Ineffectivenesses and Risks of Gastric Balloon? No medical treatment is fully beneficial. Entering a balloon into your stomach cannot be an all-easy, no-hassle-at-all procedure. Even if you don’t experience...

The Death Rate of Bariatric Surgery in Turkey

What Is the Death Rate of Bariatric Surgery in Turkey? No surgery is totally safe when it comes to complications and death rates. Bariatric surgery is not an exception to this fact. But you must know how dangerous a type of surgery is before deciding to go for it....

Gastric Sleeve Pre-op Diet Cheating: What to Do?

Obesity occurs not in the course of one night, but it’s the consequence of years of unhealthy habits, stressful life, lack of motivation, and so on. So, there is no doubt putting these habits away and picking up new healthy ones is not easy and can’t...

Can Your Stomach Stretch After Gastric Sleeve?

After gastric sleeve surgery, an intense diet and basic lifestyle changes await you. After the surgical process, your stomach, which was reduced, creates a calorie deficit by creating a feeling of satiety in a shorter time. In addition, the smaller stomach volume...

What if I gain Weight Before Bariatric Surgery?

Should I lose weight before surgery? How many pounds should I lose? What if I cannot control my stress and end up having curb cravings? And finally, what if I gain weight before bariatric surgery? If you’re reading this article, you must have thought about one...

8 Most Necessary Items to Buy Before Bariatric Surgery

A big part of the preparation for any journey is the packing stage. First, you need to make a list of all the necessary stuff, where to buy them for a good price in less time, and finally, the packing begins. So, bariatric patients are not so different from travelers....

How My Sexlife Will Be After Bariatric Surgery?

Sex After Bariatric Surgery Sex is not just the main way to make a baby, but a very efficient solution when it comes to stress relief, experiencing pleasure, and gaining confidence. It is also a significant way to express your love and gratitude for your partner. So,...

All You Need to Know About Mini Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is an extremely effective excess weight loss procedure that helps resolve morbid obesity and its associated complications. However, the risk of complications is 7% and the technical procedure is quite demanding. That’s why Dr. Robert Rutledge...

What Causes Gastric Sleeve Leak and How to Treat It

On average, there is a 2% risk of gastric leakage after sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Usually, the occurrence of this complication is directly related to the expertise of the bariatric surgeon. Apart from this, patients who did not take good care of themselves after the...

Who Is a Bariatric Doctor and How to Choose One?

  Who Is a Bariatric Doctor? Bariatric surgeons, doctors who perform different types of weight loss surgery, are specially trained in bariatric surgery. When planning stomach reduction surgery for each patient, bariatric surgeons make individual arrangements for...

The Average Cost of Bariatric Surgery

Chapter 5 Bariatric Surgery Cost In the previous chapters, we covered diet, risks after weight loss surgery, the most common types of bariatric surgery, and all the basic information about this topic. However, you’re not ready to make the final decision yet...

What Are Different Types of Bariatric Surgery?

Chapter 2 What Are Different Bariatric Surgery Types? In the previous section, we discussed the basics of bariatric surgery. In this chapter, we will take a look at the most preferred types of bariatric surgery. Let’s get started. Even though the cost of...

Ultimate Guide to Bariatric Surgery

Chapter 1 Welcome to the ultimate guide to bariatric surgery for beginners! This document has been prepared by Dr. Ceyhun Aydoğan in 5 sections in order to help obese patients, who are considering excess weight loss surgery, gain accurate insights on the types of...

What Is the Mortality Rate of Bariatric Surgery?

Our world is moving toward an overall higher body mass. Technological progress provided us with chances of more jobs that just require sitting and thinking while minimizing the amount of time we have for physical activities. The food industry advertises its unhealthy,...

Dumping syndrome: Symptoms, Diet, Treatment

What Is Dumping Syndrome? After stomach reduction or bariatric surgery, it takes time for the body to accept the reorganization of the stomach and intestines applied in these restrictive procedures. During this process, patients must pay attention to their diet and...

Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Is Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery Safe Bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, has become the ultimate solution and most effective treatment for obesity when exercise and diet won’t work anymore. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...