Obesity is the biggest health problem of our time.

From the General Surgery Clinic, Op. Dr. Mehmet Ali Melik, obesity; stated that it stands out as the most important health problem of this age in terms of frequency and consequences. Melik, whose opinion was included in the hospital’s statement, noted that about a third of the world’s adults are known to be obese.


Emphasizing that obesity is also starting to pose a significant threat to childhood illnesses, Melik said: “There are many misconceptions about obesity and obese people. The idea that obesity is an aesthetic problem arising from a lack of motivation or weak willpower is a misconception. Obesity however, is a multifactorial chronic disease with a strong genetic predisposition, associated with the environment and lifestyle. Decreasing physical activity and changing dietary habits of people are among the main causes of obesity. Diet and lifestyle changes used in the treatment of obesity due to the underlying reasons.It may not be effective for the patient.Newly started medical treatments are also limited in their safety and effectiveness in terms of not knowing their long-term results.Due to these reasons, there is an increasing interest in the surgical bra classification of obesity from day to day.

Today it is widely believed that bariatric surgery (BC) is the most effective and permanent method used in the treatment of obesity. In addition to providing weight management with bariatric surgery, obesity-related metabolic problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia are also significantly improved.

General Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Ersin Borazan also stated that in addition to the mortality and morbidity benefit of bariatric surgery, great benefits can be achieved in terms of quality of life due to the elimination of limiting problems such as sleep apnea syndrome and osteoarthritis. Borazan noted that bariatric surgery is a cost-effective treatment for people with morbid obesity in terms of treating type 2 diabetes and other diseases that can occur in untreated patients, and preventing hospitalizations, job losses and deaths. Borazan said: “Bariatric surgery should be performed with a multidisciplinary study, including general surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, psychiatry and a specialist dietician. Obesity surgery is performed in experienced and effective centers, which is very functional in terms of patient comfort and result orientation. .” used the sentences. General Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Mesut Gül also stated that bariatric surgery is a common method in patients who cannot be treated with other methods, noting that in addition to weight loss, patients can also recover from diseases such as insulin resistance and hypercholesterolemia, which are in the early stages.

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