Obesity Treatments

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy, an alternative term for the Gastric Sleeve Surgery, is the reduction of the stomach to around a quarter of its original size. The gastric sleeve is irreversible bariatric surgery.

During the surgery, the larger portion of the stomach is removed, and the open edges are stitched together to form a thin “sleeve.”

Gastric sleeve is beneficial over alap band. This is because the removed portion of the stomach no longer produces the hunger causing hormone ghrelin.

This further reduces hunger and makes it easier to follow the recommended diet after the surgery.

A study on 61 patients who underwent gastric sleeve surgery shows remarkable long term follow-up data. It showed that the mean excess weight loss outcomes at one year, two years, three years, four years, and five years are 76.0%, 79.6%, 77.3%, 73.4%, and 72.6% respectively.

  • Gastric Bypass

Obesity is a chronic condition associated with the accumulation of excessive fat in the body. Obesity is designated with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and over. Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y (RNY for short), is a bariatric procedure that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.

Gastric Bypass Surgery is recognized as the “Gold Standard” of bariatric surgery worldwide. It promotes weight loss by creating a new tiny stomach pouch and then bypassing a portion of the small intestines. Unlike diet and exercise, the gastric bypass is a fast, powerful, and long-term solution to fighting obesity by changing the body’s metabolic thermostat. Patients can lose over 78% of their excess body weight in 1.5 to 2 years after surgery.

Undergoing gastric bypass surgery in Istanbul with our qualified surgeons is a smart play if you’re looking to have your surgery done in a full-service certified hospital. Our team has performed thousands of gastric bypass surgeries and has the experience to handle even the most atypical cases.

  • Gastric Balloon

The Gastric Balloon procedure takes less than 30 minutes and does not require anesthesia. It remains in place for six months with Orbera and up to one year with Spatz. The balloon placement involves inserting a deflated silicone balloon through the mouth, into the stomach. Then it is inflated with air/gas or saline to 500 ml in volume. On average the stomach can hold 1500 ml of volume, making the stomach capacity only two-thirds of what it was before.

  • Gastric Botox

Gastric Botox has become one of the latest weight loss methods used in certain weights. The stomach wall is injected with Botox, which temporarily relaxes the stomach muscles. It prevents its contraction and pushing food into the intestines. This slows the digestion process and helps keep the food for long periods of time in the stomach and therefore the patient feels full for long periods without the need for more food.

The procedure is easy and simple in 15 minutes with local anesthesia.