Obesity surgery is an operation-oriented treatment that provides much more positive, permanent and effective metabolic results than those obtained with lifestyle changes, diet, exercise and drug treatments by providing a large amount of weight loss in a short time. In scientific studies on the efficacy and safety of bariatric surgery, morbidly obese patients who were operated on and those who were not operated on were compared, and it was seen that the risk of death due to both heart diseases and all causes in those who were not operated was much higher than those who were operated on.
Obesity surgery is not an aesthetic or cosmetic surgery. It is a surgical intervention that should be applied to the right patient in order to prevent possible problems that the patient may experience in later years.
Success in bariatric surgery primarily depends on choosing the right patient. Because it is very important to determine which patient will be operated on and which type of surgery will be applied to which patient. All these decisions are made not only by the surgeon, but by the obesity treatment team after discussion. This team consists of experienced experts from the departments of endocrinology, psychiatry, cardiology, chest diseases, anesthesiology-reanimation, general surgery and nutrition. The basic principle is correct patient selection, good preparation and successful outcome. If a problem is detected in any matter as a result of the team's evaluations, the surgical intervention to be applied to the patient may be delayed or completely cancelled.