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Excessive obesity is a common problem in our country Turkey as it is all over the world. So the demand for obesity surgeries is growing. But the phrase ‘he had Obesity Surgery and died’ both scares people and causes question marks in their minds.

Many people are curious about these points.From the Turkish Prof. Doctor here are his answers.


Having a body mass index (BMI) above 40 means “Type III or morbid obesity”, that is, being fat at a level that is acceptable for the disease. Morbid obesity (excessive obesity) does not affect human life only as an image. In fat people, resistance to insulin, which regulates blood sugar, develops with the increase of fat tissue; diabetes occurs over time. Atherosclerosis (atherosclerosis) develops rapidly in the heart and vascular systems, and then blood pressure rises. Weight increase, especially in the hip and knee joints, waist calcification occurs at an earlier age than normal weight people. Fatty liver, kidney failure are other problems that fat people often face. The risk of developing cancer is much higher than that of other people.


Currently, the treatment of excessive obesity with medications, diets and sports is far from getting enough results. Although patients lose weight with diet, changes in life habits and sports, 95 percent of patients regain their weight within 2-3 years. In overweight people, it is impossible to reach normal weight with diet and other medical treatments. Metabolism takes the weight into memory, even if the patient loses 30 pounds, they return to their old fat state or even more, taking their weight again for a long period of time. This is called yo-yo syndrome in medicine. At first the Confederation, including several international medical Endocrinology, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, gout disease and obesity-related health problems, such as those with a BMI over 40 is for those without these diseases proposes requiring surgical operations.


For today, there is no method or drug to solve the long-term failure of diets. Turkey morbid obesity surgery, is popular for developed countries pateints coming from (300 thousand per year in America, 80 thousand in France) with the approval of all medical branches while in an indisputable and respected position, our country is still seen as dangerous and new methods with the misconceptions formed. If these operations are performed in expert hands in experienced centers, they are as risky as gallbladder surgery. Death rate after gastric bypass surgery is no more than one in a thousand.


The main effect of these surgeries depends primarily on decreased appetite with hormonal changes, excessive feeling of satiety, increasing the secretion of the happiness hormone endorphins, making you happy with little food. In addition, GLP1 peptide hormone increases metabolism after surgery to lose weight and reduce blood sugar caused these operations to be seen as sugar surgery. Therefore, in diabetics who cannot be controlled, these operations are recommended between 30 and 35 BMI. Those who have bariatric surgery also get rid of surgeries such as heart and knee replacements, which are more dangerous in the long term with the recovery of side diseases. After these operations, diabetes is eliminated by 80 percent, high blood pressure by 65 percent, and the risk of heart attack is reduced by 40 percent. Bariatric sleeve surgery in Turkey improves the quality of life of the patient, extends the life span by 10 years.

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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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