Obesity, which is as dangerous as cancer and is called the plague of our time, affects more and more people every day. Obesity, which is further triggered by spread of a sedentary lifestyle and the development of a fast food food culture, causes the development of many side diseases such as cancer, diabetes, apnea syndrome, blood pressure, causing body health to deteriorate. Obesity surgery, which is performed in patients who are overweight and eligible for surgery, provides many advantages and allows a person to continue their life with health. But bariatric surgery in Turkey needs to be done not for cosmetic purposes, but purely for the treatment of diseases.

Turkey Medicals hospital member Operator Doctor, he gave information about Antalya bariatric surgery and its benefits.

Obesity, a chronic disease characterized by an increase in the ratio of body fat mass to lean mass, is defined by the body mass index criterion. The most important cause of obesity caused by genetic predisposition, wrong eating habits, inactivity, environmental factors and hormonal diseases is the intake of more calories than consumed.


Obesity, which is a chronic disease, disrupts the functioning of all organs and systems in the body, causing serious harm to a person’s health. The harms that obesity causes to the body can be listed as follows:

1- All the organs of individuals with a high body mass index work harder to meet the needs of the body, and this shortens the life of the organs and the whole organism.

2- Blood sugar imbalances that occur with weight cause the appearance of insulin resistance and diabetes, and in the long run, vascular health deteriorates. Deterioration of vascular health, on the other hand, disrupts the blood supply and nutrition of important organs such as the heart, kidneys, and brain.

3- Metabolic syndrome and sleep apnea syndrome occur due to excess weight. These disorders also cause a lack of oxygenation of tissues and damage to the lungs and heart vessels.

4- The muscle system, which has to carry more weight, wears out mechanically. In those who are over weight, their pain with damage to the lumbar, knee, neck and shoulder tissue begins much earlier than in people with normal weight in society.

5- Disorders in the hormonal balance can cause menstrual pattern changes in women, ovulation (ovulation) problems, sexual dysfunction in men, and eventually infertility, that is, infertility.

6- It causes a person to move away from social and work life, leading to a lack of self-confidence and psychological problems.


Obesity surgery in Antalya is performed in overweight patients aims to reduce weight in patients with three main mechanisms: restricting food intake, reducing appetite, and disrupting the absorption of ingested foods. Gastric by-pass operations based on combination of these three mechanisms are sometimes performed, and sometimes sleeve gastrectomy operations are performed that restrict food intake and reduce appetite, which are known as tube stomach operations in society. In tubal gastric operations, 75-80 percent of the volume of the stomach along its large edge using a guide tube is removed using special incisor suturing devices. Thus, the volume of the stomach is reduced, so the volume of food taken is also limited. In addition, removing the dome part of the stomach, where there is a group of cells that secrete an appetite-enhancing hormone called ”Ghrelin”, also reduces appetite. With bidirectional effect, patients also undergo a healthy and rapid weight loss process with the follow-up of a dietitian in the postoperative period. Currently, it is a matter of debate which patients are eligible for obesity surgery. However, scientifically obesity body mass index ≥40kg/M2 or 35-40 kg/m2 and obesity associated with diabetes, hypertension, hepirlipidemi, fat in the liver, the problem of sleep apnea, joint pain, acid reflux, asthma, venous stasis, and applies to persons who have urinary incontinence as an additional illness. However, body mass index, metabolic syndrome and diabetes dieting not losing weight despite repeated attempts was successful or 30-35 patients (long-term results, although not yet) bariatric surgery may be recommended.


– Stomach tube surgery in Turkey at best hospital which is the only proven and effective method for losing weight and preventing and treating weight-related comorbidities, provides a reduction in obesity-related deaths;

– Reduces the incidence of cancer.

– It is the most effective solution for obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension coronary artery disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea syndrome.

– It increases the comfort of living.

– The kidneys, eyes, vessels, liver and reproductive system organs restore their normal functioning.

– The loss of labor force allows to reduce the costs of treatment caused by concomitant diseases.

– The patient’s psychology improves, his participation in social and business life increases.


Patients’ expectations from bariatric surgery are that their excess weight is given at reasonable levels for health purposes. In this surgery, a process in which disease treatment, not cosmetic concerns, should be targeted. Because obesity is a chronic disease that causes physiological, psychological and social problems that open the door to many concomitant diseases. Having only cosmetic expectations from these operations is not the right approach. Complications can occur in obesity sleeve surgery at rates accepted in the world. It is impossible to reduce this risk to zero. But it is important that bariatric surgery is performed in fully equipped hospital centers by experienced specialists in this regard.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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