Dr. Aziz Sumer is a popular bariatric, endocrine, and general laparoscopic surgeon who graduated from the Medical Faculty of Mediterranean University in 1997. He completed his specialization in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Morbid Obesity Surgery (Bariatric Surgery) From Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital in 2010. He has been a part of many trainings conducted across the globe, including the IRCAD-EITS Da-Vinci Surgical System Off-Site training program in France. Dr. Sumer has more than 25 years of experience in his field. He received the title of Associate Professor in 2012, followed by the title of Professor of General surgery in 2017. He also completed his Organ Transplantation sub-specialty program (Kidney) at Ac?badem University, Faculty of Medicine in 2013.
He is an author of more than 80 articles, which have been cited and translated in more than 100 national and international journals. He has a great experience in performing metabolic surgeries such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy as well as more complex procedures such as laparoscopic splenectomy and subtotal pancreatectomy, liver resection, and laparoscopic large intestine, rectum, and stomach surgeries.
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Nowadays, weight management is the biggest problem for people from all age groups. Weight loss surgery options are preferred when alternative means of weight loss such as exercise, diet management, and so on fail to work.
Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is one of the most popular weight loss surgery options during which the size of the stomach is decreased. The reduced size of the stomach allows for reduced consumption of food by the patient, which in turn, results in gradual weight loss.
Other popular weight loss surgery options include:
Of all the bariatric procedures, gastric bypass is the most preferred options for weight loss because of the greater possibility of positive outcomes. Moreover, there are no major side effects of gastric bypass.
What are the criteria for gastric bypass surgery?
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for gastric bypass surgery. People with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more and with a history of heart disease, obesity, and obstructive sleep apnea are mostly recommended gastric bypass surgery.
Obesity has become a growing concern for individuals in the present generation. Surgical intervention is one of the options for weight loss that obese individuals can opt for.
People prefer to choose surgical options for weight loss mostly when they fail to achieve satisfactory results through other methods such as exercise and diet control. There are different types of surgeries for weight loss, demand for which has steadily risen since last few years. One such type of surgery is the gastric banding procedure.
Gastric banding procedure is a minimally invasive surgery conducted with the help of a laparoscope. This surgery involves the placement of a weight loss band that restricts the passage of the food from the stomach to the intestine. It is commonly called as a lap-band or laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB).
The weight loss band used during the gastric banding procedure is actually an inflatable silicone device with a tendency to expand and contract. Your doctor can adjust the weight loss band from the outside such that only small amounts of food can pass through the stomach.
Gastric sleeve procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, involves surgical removal of part of a stomach. This procedure is a permanent one and intends to result in drastic weight loss in individuals suffering from morbid obesity.
During the gastric sleeve procedure, the left side of the stomach is cut and the size is reduced to just 25 percent of its original size. The resulting stomach looks like a banana-like “sleeve.”
The resulting vertical gastric sleeve limits the intake of food due to reduced production of gastric enzymes and digestive juices. You may feel full after eating small amounts of food. This is also known as a “restrictive procedure” as it restricts the amount of food that you can consume at a time. This procedure is performed laparoscopically and is irreversible in nature.
Gastric sleeve procedure is recommended to individuals whose body mass index (BMI) is 40 or greater than 40. It is a completely safe procedure and is minimally invasive in nature.
When performed correctly, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy improves a number of obesity-related medical conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, hypertension, cardiac disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, dermatitis due to skin folds, urinary incontinence, and metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Sumer has over 25 years of experience as a bariatric surgeon in Turkey.
Dr. Sumer is a trained laparoscopic surgeon and performed all major procedures related to general surgery such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, breast cancer surgery, and pancreas, spleen, adrenal, and liver surgeries.
Yes, Dr. Sumer provides online consultation through MediGence.
It costs 160 USD to tele-consult, Dr. Sumer.
Dr. Aziz Sumer is a part of many medical associations related to surgical medicine.
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