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 considered obese.
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 required.
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.