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In what cases is obesity surgery applied?

Obesity surgeries are not performed for aesthetic purposes, that is, to make the person look weaker.

In order to be a candidate for gastric reduction surgery, the person must meet the definition of “morbidly obese”.
Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation, which is set by the World Health Organization, determines the degree of obesity by dividing your weight by the square of your height value (kg/m²).

For gastric reduction surgery, your BMI, which is calculated depending on your height and a weight value, is important, not how much you weigh.

According to the BMI calculation, the candidates for obesity surgery are those with a body mass index above 40 kg/m² (morbidly obese, i.e. severely obese). Those with a BMI of 35-40 and problems such as type 2 diabetes due to excessive obesity, hypertension and sleep apnea are also considered morbidly obese and may need to have gastric reduction surgery. In addition, patients with “new” type 2 diabetes and metabolic disorders due to obesity and whose BMI is between 30 and 35 can be operated on by the decision of the obesity doctor. In order to be a candidate for obesity surgery, patients must have tried to lose weight at least 2 times with dietary therapy and for at least 6 months, but have not succeeded. Because morbidly obese people are 2 percent more likely to lose permanent weight through diet and exercise. Obesity surgery is considered the most effective treatment option for morbidly obese patients who have failed diets as mentioned. However, despite diet, exercise, and psychological support in morbid obesity, diet may not work in the long term in 98 percent of patients because it is difficult obesity to eliminate.

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