Obesity is a clinically significant form of being overweight. The measure, called the Body Mass Index, is calculated using the proportion of the patients’ height and weight in conclusion of some measurements and examinations. The result of these measurements will generally be between 20 and 25 in a healthy person. Values between 25 and 30 are defined as overweight; people in this range are primarily recommended diet and exercise. People with a Body Mass Index over 30 are defined as obese; when the BMI goes over 35 the person is defined as morbidly obese. In addition to these index values the fat and muscle mass of the body are also measured in order to determine the target weight. The physician, through the use of these numbers, will recommend the appropriate surgical option to the patient.
Body Mass Index is calculated by dividing the square of the height by the weight.
For Example; Body mass index of a person 1.70 m in height and 120 kg in weight is calculated as;
120 / 1.70 × 1.70 = 41,5
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Body Mass Index Assessment
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30 – 34.9 Stage I Obese
35 – 39.9 Stage II Obese
40.0 and above Morbidly Obese
Today, obesity is a disorder which can be treated surgically. You can contact us for help in this regard.
In comparison to people with normal weight, obese people display a propensity for many disorders, including certain forms of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, sleeping disorders, sleep apnoea, shortness of breath, acid reflux, depression, menstrual irregularity, infertility, joint disorders, gallbladder stones, brain disorders, breast and prostate cancers, other types of cancer and high cholesterol.
Today, laparoscopic (closed) surgery has become integral to obesity surgery. In this regard MestCare has conducted meticulous research for clients, to determine the best surgeons who operate with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. We can assure you peace of mind that we collaborate with Surgeons, A Class and JCI approved hospitals in Turkey that provide high quality services and possess deep experience in their field.
Obesity surgeries can be classified under 2 groups. Examples of the First Group include stomach reduction by Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Tube Stomach) or SADI-S (Loop Duodenal Switch). The Second Group consists of intervention, which reduces absorption of food and increases the speed of its passage, like Gastric Bypass.
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From the moment you contact the professional team of MestCare the surgical option most suitable for you will be recommended by our expert doctors by taking general characteristics of the patient into consideration.