We provide professional support in Obesity Surgery.
Obesity is rarely out of the news, often headlined as “The Modern Plague” and classified as an epidemic
in many countries. Obesity is defined as a condition where a person has
accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their
health; a person whose body weight is 20% higher than it should be is
Faced with this ever more challenging problem, Yeditepe
University Hospital offers a wide-ranging spectrum of treatments to help
patients suffering from what can be a debilitating and self-perpetuating
condition. While some cases may be addressed, at least initially, through
dietary regimes and counseling, other cases may require surgical intervention,
known as bariatric surgery.
One of the modern world’s most severe health issues,
obesity is not only an esthetic issue but also affects the overall health and
quality of life of millions of people.
Yeditepe University Hospital’s Obesity Clinic caters for
international patients and their accompanying persons, offering the latest
techniques, advice, programs and surgery in liaison with international
patients’ medical professionals in their home countries.
Operating as a sub-unit of the General Surgery Center,
our Obesity Clinic uses laparoscopic methods to perform bariatric surgery that
is known as the “Permanent Weight Loss Method” as a result of significant body
weight loss. This method begins to show significant results after 6 months, and
takes up to 18 months in total.
With the additional support and consultation of psychologists and dieticians,
this can give our international weight loss surgery patients a whole new life
of good health and activity.
Patients who seek information on obesity from public
sources are exposed to information overload and sometimes misinformation.
Accurate and updated information can only really be
obtained from fully equipped centers such as the Yeditepe University Hospital
Obesity Clinic that specialize in obesity surgery.
Successful obesity surgery cannot only be defined as a
certain degree of weight loss over a short period of time. It must also be
medically acceptable and proven, and maintain the weight loss in the long term
with minimum side effects or complications.
The Yeditepe University Healthcare Institutions Obesity
Clinic caters for international patients, their families and accompanying
persons, offering the latest techniques, advice, programs and surgery in
liaison with international patients’ healthcare providers and professionals in
their home countries.
Yeditepe University Healthcare Institutions brings
together a wide array of surgical branches as part of our multidisciplinary
approach to all health and obesity issues. Thus, our Obesity Surgery Unit is
fully integrated into other fields of specialization including the
Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Exercise and
Nutritional Physiology, Dietetics and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
International patients are offered the services of other Centers as and when
At the Yeditepe University Healthcare Institutions Center of Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery we offer
international patients a comprehensive program designed to help them lose
significant weight, keep it off, and improve their health and well-being over
the long term.
International patients are provided with a dedicated Recovery Specialist throughout their stay at the
Yeditepe University Healthcare Institutions, who will assist the patent and
their accompanying persons in all aspects of their treatment, including liaison
with healthcare professionals in their home country.
Extensive pre-operative evaluation and preparation
Pre and post-op behavior modification program run by our
psychologist, dietician, in weekly support groups
Personal trainer diet counseling with our registered dietician
Lifelong follow up and liaison with the patient’s
healthcare providers in their home countries