Who is Suitable for Obesity Surgery?


Each patient needs to be evaluated separately before surgery. A careful multidisciplinary evaluation, detailed examinations and tests should be carried out. The decision of bariatric and metabolic surgery is based on international guidelines and ethical principles. A council composed of all departments participated in the treatment of the patient meets before the operation and gives the final decision on approval of the surgery.


Patients should be between 18 years to 65 years in order to be considered for surgery. However, there might be a need for surgery in the adolescent group as well. Nowadays, more and more adolescents are being operated on. However, these patients are required to be carefully evaluated by a paediatric endocrinologist in our team. Certain elderly patients over 65 may also be considered for surgery as well.


Body Mass Index plays a key role in selecting patients for obesity surgery.

  • Diabetes mellitus,
  • Coronary artery disease,
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome,
  • Sleep apnoea,
  • Arthritis,
  • High blood pressure,
  • High cholesterol,
  • Venous stasis disease,
  • Soft tissues infections.

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