As a result of the fat cells being filled with fat molecules and swollen, it actually creates a chronic (chronic) inflammatory process in the body. In fact, in this context, it would not be wrong to define obesity as a chronic inflammatory disease. Therefore, all systems and organs in our body will be adversely affected by advanced obesity. Secondary health problems and diseases that occur due to a disease are called “co-morbidity” in medicine.

Morbid obesity, ie extreme obesity; Beyond seriously disturbing the social life, quality of life and mental state of the person, it causes a series of “co-morbidities”, that is, secondary (or co-morbid) diseases that are very important, even shorten life and cause “death”. Secondary diseases that may occur due to obesity; cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, reproductive system and polycystic ovary syndrome, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, liver and kidney problems…

Morbid obesity is a disease that can leave a person dependent on others, undermine self-confidence and lead to a low sense of “self” even before it causes any additional/companional distress.

How is the diagnosis of morbid obesity made?

A calculation method is used, which is obtained by dividing the weight of the person by the square of the height. In this calculation method, if the body mass index of the person is above 30, it can be diagnosed as obese. If the person’s body mass index is over 40, then it can be mentioned that there is a morbid obesity problem.

How is morbid obesity treated?

Treatment of morbid obesity brings long-term and significant weight loss. Therefore, the only method is surgery. Diet, lifestyle changes, exercise, medical methods, hypnosis are also alternative aids.

What is morbidly obese surgery?

Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is used for overweight people. Laparoscopy is the method performed through a special telescope (laparoscope) that allows seeing inside the abdomen and typically through small abdominal incisions.

What to Expect After Surgery?

The hospital stay is usually between 1 and 3 days after the laparoscopic procedure. A tube may be passed through your nose and eating and drinking may not be allowed. Until this tube is removed… You should not be in bed the night of the surgery. You should sit in a chair, and you should walk the next day. So, you will need to participate in breathing exercises. So, you will get painkillers when you need them.

A stomach x-ray can be taken on the first or second day after surgery. Before you are allowed to eat, the surgeon uses the X-ray method to see if the stomach sutures are suitable. If there are no leaks or obstructions (which is usually the case), you are allowed to have fluids every hour. The amount of water you drink will be gradually increased. Some surgeons allow you to take baby food or ‘puree’ type foods. About a week or two after you return home. You will continue on a liquid or puree diet until the doctor assesses your condition.

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