Stomach reduction – Why do more and more people decide to take this step?
More and more people suffer from overweight. And more and more often, those affected despair of their attempts to reduce their weight through diets, sports or dietary changes. Because of the severe overweight, physical activities are already significantly restricted in most cases, which leads to consequential damage such as high blood pressure or problems with the intervertebral discs. Even simple activities such as tying shoes or riding a bicycle are hardly possible. The World Health Organization (WHO) now classifies obesity as a disease.
For most of those affected, the only way to help is to see a doctor if the joints are already damaged, diets no longer respond or metabolic disorders are responsible for the obesity. If the BMI is more than 35 and all other conservative methods of fat reduction have failed, a stomach reduction can be considered. Since health insurance companies in Germany are very reluctant to cover the costs of such an operation, it is helpful to have a look at Turkey for a stomach reduction.
Less hunger and reduced food intake
The specialists there have many years of experience and have completed much of their training in the USA or Western Europe. In the first step, the specialist conducts an intensive and informative conversation with the patient, because the intervention has massive consequences for the subsequent lifestyle. In addition, the specialist in Turkey discusses the different methods that ultimately reduce the capacity of the stomach and thus produce faster saturation. The aim is that patients should have less hunger in the long term and thus lose body fat effectively.
The special clinics for stomach reduction surgery in Turkey offer the most common methods. These include the tubular stomach, gastric bypass and gastric banding. In addition to these surgical procedures, however, gastric botoxic treatment has also become established for very spontaneously determined patients, in which the injection of a certain nerve in the stomach area reduces hunger.
This procedure reduces the capacity of the stomach from about 1.5 litres to only 150 millilitres. To do this, the surgeon removes part of the organ, resulting in a smaller and tubular stomach. The abdominal wall itself is opened with a few incisions through which the surgeon inserts instruments and then performs a minimally invasive operation.
The gastric bypass
In this procedure, which is the most common in Turkey, the stomach volume is also reduced to 150 to 200 millilitres using a minimally invasive technique. By shortening the small intestine, the absorption of carbohydrates and fats is reduced and the patient’s eating and living habits are permanently changed.
The gastric band
This minimally invasive procedure is performed by the specialist surgeon during the stomach reduction in Turkey laparoscopically and also with the help of the keyhole method. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of the stomach and divides the organ into two parts. The amount of food and calorie intake is reduced. The diet is changed and it is possible to lose up to half a kilo per week. Advantage of the gastric band: It is the only method that can be undone.
How successful the stomach reduction in Turkey is in the medium and long term depends of course always on the motivation of the patient. He must be aware that he must radically change his previous lifestyle in terms of nutrition and attitude to life. Studies show that motivated patients can lose up to 70 percent of their original weight within the first 24 months.