Metabolic surgery is an innovative treatment method that is seen as a ray of hope especially for type 2 diabetes patients and aims to control this disease. This surgical procedure helps to optimize blood sugar levels and reduce the negative effects of diabetes by regulating metabolic processes in the body.
What Is Metabolic Surgery?
Metabolic surgery is a treatment method that aims to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients. This method tries to regulate metabolic processes in the body and reduce insulin resistance by changing the anatomy of the stomach and intestines. Metabolic surgery is an option used especially in cases where the disease does not respond to drug therapy and cannot be controlled with lifestyle changes. Thanks to this surgical procedure, the blood sugar levels of patients improve and complications caused by diabetes are prevented.
Who Is Metabolic Surgery Suitable For?
Metabolic surgery is considered a suitable treatment method, especially for the following groups;
- Type 2 diabetes patients who cannot control their blood sugar levels despite medication and lifestyle changes,
- For patients with severe obesity and developing diabetes due to health problems caused by this condition,
- For patients at high risk of complications caused by diabetes and requiring surgical intervention to reduce these risks,
The suitability of metabolic surgery is evaluated according to the patient’s general health status, age, weight, and other factors. Therefore, it is important for patients to undergo a detailed evaluation process and consult with their doctor before resorting to this treatment method. Metabolic surgery helps to improve the quality of life of patients and reduce the negative effects of diabetes, contributing to a healthy life.
How Is Metabolic Surgery Performed?
Metabolic surgery is a surgical method used in the treatment of metabolic diseases, especially type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. These surgeries aim to regulate the body’s energy balance through changes in the digestive system. Although metabolic surgery is similar to obesity surgery, the intended goal is different. While weight loss is essential in obesity surgeries, metabolic surgery aims to control blood sugar and correct metabolic diseases.
When performing metabolic surgery, the most appropriate method is selected by taking into account the patient’s general health status, weight, metabolic problems, and risks of the surgery. Metabolic surgery methods are as follows;
Gastric Bypass Surgery; In this method, the stomach is reduced in size and connected to the small intestine. In this way, the digestion process is shortened and the body absorbs less nutrients. Gastric bypass surgery helps to control type 2 diabetes by both providing weight loss and reducing insulin resistance.
Gastric Sleeve (Tube Stomach) Surgery; In this method, a large part of the stomach is removed and a tube-shaped stomach is created. In this way, it is ensured that the patient eats less food and the feeling of satiety occurs more quickly. In addition, as a result of stomach reduction, the release of some hormones is regulated and blood sugar control is provided.
Ileal Interposition; In this method, the last part of the small intestine (ileum) is taken, brought forward, and connected to the other part of the intestines. In this way, the hormone-producing part of the small intestine works faster and blood sugar control is provided.
Duodenal Switch; In this method, both the stomach is reduced and part of the intestines are bypassed. In this way, both food intake is reduced and the digestion process is shortened. Duodenal switch is especially suitable for patients with advanced obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Metabolic surgery applications are usually performed laparoscopically. In this way, patients’ postoperative recovery processes are faster and with less risk of complications.
What Are The Risks of Metabolic Surgery Operations?
As with any surgical procedure, metabolic surgery operations also have some risks. These risks are as follows;
- Complications such as bleeding, infection, and organ injury may occur during surgery.
- Complications such as wound infection, internal bleeding, intestinal obstruction, and intestinal leakage may occur after surgery.
- Metabolic surgery reduces nutrient absorption by affecting the digestive process. Therefore, patients may need to follow a careful diet plan and take vitamin and mineral supplements.
- In some cases, metabolic diseases may not be controlled because the surgery does not have the expected effect or the patient cannot adapt to lifestyle changes.
In order to minimize the risks of metabolic surgery, it is important to select an experienced surgical team and the appropriate surgical method. In addition, it is of great importance for patients to adapt to lifestyle changes before and after surgery and to have regular check-ups.
Metabolic Surgery Treatment Prices in Turkey
Turkey has managed to announce its name to the world with its investments and studies in the field of health. Especially the latest technological devices used in diagnosis and treatment procedures have been a beacon of hope for many diseases. However, there has been an increase in health tourism in Türkiye.
- Hospitals are large, clean, spacious and fully equipped in terms of technological equipment.
- Turkish doctors are specialized, successful, and skilled in their fields.
- Nurses and carers are friendly and compassionate.
- Finding answers to the questions asked quickly and accurately.
- Patience and understanding of all staff, including the intermediary company dealing with the patient.
- Turkey offers holiday opportunities with its natural and historical beauties.
- Easy transportation.
- Diagnosis, treatment, accommodation, eating, drinking, dressing, and holiday needs can be met at affordable prices.
Such situations are shown among the reasons for preference. We can see that patients and their relatives who want to come to Turkey are doing research on Metabolic Surgery Treatment Prices in Turkey. However, it would not be correct to give a clear price information at this stage. Many factors such as the type of disease, stage, diagnosis process, treatment process, and stay in Türkiye affect the price issue. If you want to get more detailed price information, you can contact us. In addition, if you come to Turkey for treatment through us, we can facilitate your visa application process with the invitation letter sent by us to the consulate.
Prof.Dr. Ergün Dağlıoğlu (Eğitim Görevlisi), Beyin Cerrahı, Beyin Ve Sinir Cerrahisi