Obesity surgery, also called weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery, can help to achieve significant weight loss and resolve obesity-related health problems. Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or hypertension can be examples of these problems. There are various surgical options based on patients’ needs and health conditions. Operations either restrict the amount of food consumed or reduce the ability to absorb nutrients. A combination of both is also possible for several cases. Surgery for weight loss can be a life-saving option for people with severe obesity. It is also a major procedure that poses certain risks and side effects. At Acıbadem Beauty Center, we perform an extensive evaluation with a multidisciplinary team of experts before a bariatric surgery. It ensures that each patient receives the medical procedure that is right for him.
Weight loss surgery has been refined to improve results and reduce risks during recent years. Acıbadem patients can benefit from the robotic surgery option. Robotic obesity surgery is associated with lower risk of complications during post-operation period. The procedure is performed with the “da Vinci” system which is called ‘robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery’. Robotic obesity procedures have reduced the blood loss, risk of infection, scars and recovery times.
Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue but a complex medical condition. According to WHO, obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that threatens health. It is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases. Diabetes, heart diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory problems, and some types of cancer are amongst them. Excessive body weight is measured through a simple index called Body mass index (BMI). It is defined as a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2). A BMI of 25 or higher is considered overweight, and over 30 is obesity.
Bariatric surgeries are helps people who struggle with excessive weight even after diet and exercise.
If you struggle with excessive weight through diet and exercise without success, you may consider bariatric surgery options.
After obesity surgery, you can expect to experience some health benefits, such as:
Obesity surgeries costs an avearage of 9.000-12.000 £ in UK. Prices can go above 15.000 £ according to surgeons’ experience and clinic’s physical attributions. This price may go well above 25.000 $ in U.S and 16.000 € in top clinics of Germany. Obesity surgery in Turkey is quite price competitive compared to Western Europe. Average weight loss surgery cost in Turkey lies around 4.500 £. Prices can change according to hospital’s facility quality and the experience of the surgeon.