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Weight Loss Surgery
Gastric surgeries play an important role in long-term permanent weight loss in contrast to temporary weight loss methods such as a gastric balloon or vertical banded gastroplasty. These surgeries are sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and mini-gastric bypass surgery. While temporary weight-loss surgeries such as a gastric balloon and vertical banded gastroplasty are no longer preferred, gastric bypass that was very popular in the past is also becoming old and being classes as too risky.
With over 19 years of experience, Dr. Ergenc is a specialist surgeon in the obesity surgery field. At Op. Dr. Tufan Ergenc Obesity Surgery Clinic, we perform sleeve gastrectomy surgery also known as gastric sleeve surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy provides a long-term solution and the most efficient way of treating morbid obesity. Sleeve gastrectomy is preferred by most surgery specialists for patients who have a BMI (body mass index) higher than 35 or patients who have BMI between 30 to 35 with underlying conditions such as high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, joint ailments, reflux disease.
In sleeve gastrectomy surgery, a large stomach is scaled down (about 80% reduction) to ensure faster satiety with less food. As a result, satiety managed by the hormones and brain is adjusted. Thus, patients can get rid of chronic diseases (type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, chest problems) with effective weight loss.
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is an effective method of treating various health problems and diseases however it should only be performed on patients who meet the criteria. We follow the criteria set by the World Health Organisation, American Bariatric Surgeons Association and other leading institutions. We only use first-class quality equipment to perform the sleeve gastrectomy and we do not use the same equipment on different patients. To hear more about the surgery, the equipment we use or Dr. Ergenc and his team, please get in touch with our team today.