Conditions & Care Areas Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Am I Obese?

Obesity is calculated by Body Mass Index.

Body Mass Index = Weight / Height x Height

BMI Classification Health Risk
19-25 Normal Weight Normal
25-30 Overweight Increased Risk
30-40 Obese High Risk
40-50 Morbid Obese Very High Risk
Above 50 Super Morbid Obese Extremely High Risk

For example, a 1.60m (160cm) tall person is;

  • in Normal Weight category if weighs 49-64kg
  • in Overweight category if weighs 65-77kg
  • in Obesity category if weighs 78-102kg
  • in Morbid Obesity category if weighs 103-127kg
  • in Super Morbid Obesity category if weighs 128-153kg
  • in Super Super Morbid Obesity category if weighs more than 154kg.
Who Is Suitable For Obesity Surgery

If you are between 18-65 years old, your BMI is above 40kg/m2 or your BMI is between 35-40kg/m2 and have obesity related comorbidities (diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea...etc.), you haven't been able to lose weight with diet and exercise, you are suitable for obesity surgery.

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Which surgical methods are applied for obesity?
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Is obesity surgery safe?
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What is the process for patients who have applied for surgery?
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How long does it take to lose weight after surgery?
Can I gain weight after surgery?
When can I return to work after surgery?

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