Gastric Banding in Turkey
The Full Guide to Gastric Banding Operation in Turkey-Istanbul
The change in diet and the spread of fast food simultaneously with the change in the daily work routine and the lack of work that needs to physically efforts and replaced by office work, the problem of obesity has clearly emerged recently. According to the World Health Organization, global obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Many obese people today are turning to some surgical procedures, especially after diets and exercise failed to solve the problem. The process of banding the stomach is one of the most important measures that have spread to treat this problem, which is carried out by leading specialists and the latest technologies in Best Clinics in Turkey, which is considered as the best clinics in the field of bariatric procedures.
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Diagnosis of obesity:
Obesity is defined as the state of accumulation of excess body fat that leads to serious health problems. Obesity can be diagnosed through BMI. It is a measure of weight relative to height. People with a BMI above 30kg/m2 are diagnosed with obesity. People with a BMI of 25-30 kg/m2 considered as pre-obese.
What is the gastric banding process in Turkey?
It is a surgical procedure aimed to reduce the size of the stomach and thus reducing the amount of food that can be taken and speeding up the feeling of satiety, this process does not affect the quality of the food or the mechanisms of digestion but reduces the amount of food.
Gastric banding procedures in Turkey:
Although gastric banding is a surgical procedure that requires surgery under general anesthesia, the method used today is with an endoscope. Instead of making a large incision in the abdominal area, the procedure is performed on several small incisions of no more than one centimeter in diameter used to insert a laparoscope.
Using a laparoscope, a band is placed that divides the stomach in two so that the food moves from the upper section through a narrow corridor to the bottom slowly, speeding up the feeling of fullness and reducing the amount of food consumed.
The passage between the sections of the stomach can be controlled by narrowing or widening by changing the level of the saline solution in the ligament cavity.
Who are the candidates for gastric banding in Turkey?
Not everyone who is obese is eligible for gastric banding, there are a set of criteria on which to find out, including:
- Your BMI should be greater than 40 or if there are more than thirty kilograms of excess weight for more than five years.
- The main reason for weight gain is eating large amounts of food with failed weight-loss attempts by traditional methods.
- Gastric banding is not suitable for those under 18 or over 65 years of age.
There are no other health problems, especially regarding to kidney and liver diseases.
Gastric Banding Post-op:
As a result of the band placed around the stomach, the amount of food that an obese person can eat is reduced and the body turns to burn stored fat to meet the body's energy needs. The effects of this process begin to appear within several weeks and may last up to several years in the form of a clear weight loss.
Advantages of gastric banding:
Among the various bariatric procedures, gastric banding is safe and less dangerous than others. The use of the laparoscope significantly reduces the scars and effects of the operation. In addition, it is possible to control the stomach capacity after the operation to match the patient's desire and expectations of rapid weight loss.
Advantages of gastric banding at Best Clinics in Turkey:
Turkey is one of the best destinations for bariatric surgery because of the efficiency of its staff and the quality of its medical services, which compete globally. In addition, Best clinics offer many excellent logistic services and appropriate prices that ensure a comfortable treatment period and satisfactory results.