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In order to maintain a healthy life, the energy consumed
should be kept in balance with the caloric intake. 15-18% of body weight in
adult men, 20-25% in women is composed of fat tissue. When this rate increases
above 25% for men and 30% for women, it means obesity. If the daily caloric
intake is more than the energy consumed, the unused energy is stored as fat in
the body and causes obesity. In parallel, developments in today’s technology
have made life easier but have limited the daily movements to a considerable
Obesity surgery is recommended for patients with a body
mass index of 35 or more and who cannot lose weight by medical supervision,
exercise or medical treatment. It is also recommended for people with a body
mass index of more than 40 and have diseases that affect quality of life and
duration such as high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep apnea. The suitable
surgery is determined by various examinations and tests.
By using laparoscopic surgery for obesity surgery,
patients are offered a comfortable recovery period compared to open surgery.
Patients return to their daily lives in a short time after surgery.
With your new life after obesity surgery, lifestyle
change is one of the most important goals in the weight loss process. For this
purpose, regular physician and dietitian follow-up will be your most important
help in managing healthy and permanent weight loss target in the long term.
The first 2 weeks of your postoperative nutrition program
is a liquid phase, the 3rd and 4th weeks are mash feeding periods and then
there is a gradual transition to solid diet. Your dietitian will support you in
many aspects such as quality nutrition in your life, especially in terms of
meeting protein needs and making appropriate choices when traveling in
restaurants. At the same time, routine vitamin tests and appropriate
vitamin-mineral supplements will be arranged by your doctor when necessary.