Obesity and Bariatric Surgery awareness in the Kocaeli province, a leading industrial city in Turkey

Creative Commons License

Güler S. A., Yilmaz T. U., Şimşek T., Yirmibesoglu O., Kirnaz S., Utkan N. Z., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.34, pp.165-168, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.3871
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-168
  • Keywords: Bariatric surgery, knowledge, Kocaeli, obesity, WEIGHT-LOSS MAINTENANCE, METABOLIC SYNDROME, PREVALENCE, ADULTS, TRENDS, RISK
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: An increase in the prevelance of obesity is a worldwide problem. It many serious health problems, especially cardiovascular diseases and type-2 diabetes mellitus. Conservative therapies such as diet modification and exercise are the most preferable obesity treatments. Bariatric surgery is the most appropriate treatment in suitable patients. Several studies showed that a very low number of patients prefer bariatric surgery even though it would be appropriate. This study aimed to assess and raise awareness about the obesity level, its complications, and treatment methods, especially bariatric surgery among obese patients in Kocaeli, which is one of the most socioeconomically developed cities, as well as the leading industrial city in Turkey.