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Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery ⎮ Prof.Dr.Abdulkadir Bedirli

Updated: May 9, 2023

One of the methods used in case the patient is overweight is Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Laparoscopic Obesity treatment is performed by making small scratch-sized incisions in the abdomen, using a small instrument that allows seeing inside the patient's abdomen.

Advantages of Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery are:

  • Faster weight loss

  • Reduction of hospitalization time

  • Less post-operative pain

  • Faster healing of surgical wounds

  • Less deformation in the body

  • Quicker return to social life

Disadvantages of Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery are:

  • Not covered by SGK (Social Security Institution)

  • More expensive than other bariatric surgeries

  • Longer operating time

  • Few surgeons who are knowledgeable about the subject

  • Cannot be used in patients with respiratory problems

Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery ⎮ Prof.Dr.Abdulkadir Bedirli

Before Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Preparations begin with consulting a doctor. You need to find out from your doctor whether you are suitable for laparoscopic bariatric surgery with the tests to be performed. You may also be asked for a psychological evaluation to see if you are psychologically ready. If you have different diseases, reports from cardiology and endocrinology branches are also requested. Your doctor will give you all the information and will ask for your written consent that you understand the complications that may occur. You should start a liquid diet 1 or 2 days before the surgery. No solid food is consumed in this process. If necessary, your colons are requested to be cleaned and emptied. No solid or liquid is consumed from the night before the operation until the operation. You may be asked to take the necessary medications under the control of your doctor. You should stop using pain relievers and blood thinners a week before.

After Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

After the surgery is completed, you will stay under the doctor's control for a few days. After you are discharged, your weight loss begins with the menu determined by your doctor. Most weight loss occurs in the first three months. In the following period, weight loss continues at a gradually decreasing rate for about a year. Techniques are made under the control of your doctor every month and your doctor will guide you as necessary.

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