Obesity Surgery Performed on Kidney Transplantation Patient for the First Time in TRNC

Bariatric surgery was applied to the kidney transplant patient for the first time in the TRNC.
Bariatric surgery was applied to the kidney transplant patient for the first time in the TRNC.

The operation performed by Sanlı Çoban, one of the former presidents of Gönyeli Sports Club, at the Near East University Hospital went down in history because it was the first time in the TRNC that a kidney transplant patient underwent obesity surgery.

Sanlı Çoban, one of the former presidents of Gönyeli Sports Club, Near East University Hospital General Surgery Department Specialist. He was operated by Ahmet Soykurt. This operation is of great importance as it is the first time in our country that a kidney transplant patient has undergone obesity surgery.

Obesity is a disease that is increasing all over the world and is described as the "disease of the age" and can cause life-threatening problems. Bariatric surgery stands out as an effective treatment method in cases where diet and exercise alone do not provide effective results in the treatment of obesity and especially when health problems due to weight pose a serious threat.

exp. Dr. Ahmet Soykurt: “Diabetes and weight control can be overcome with bariatric surgery in obese patients who have undergone organ transplantation.” exp. Dr. Ahmet Soykurt says that the results of recent studies are a glimmer of hope for patients with organ transplants in bariatric surgery. "In transplant patients around the world, obesity surgery has become more applicable in terms of protecting the transplanted organ and reaching the ideal weight," said Uzm. Dr. Ahmet Soykurt said, “Patients with solid organ transplants such as lung, kidney, liver and pancreas constitute the most special patient group. Due to the treatment these patients receive, diabetes and weight control are difficult, and it is a risk factor for the transplanted organ. For this reason, obesity surgery comes to the fore in preventing problems related to the heart, kidney and eyes that can be caused by obesity. used the phrase.

exp. Dr. Ahmet Soykurt: “A full-fledged hospital is vital in obesity surgery.” Scientifically proven sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgeries can be performed in solid organ transplant patients. However, it is vital that the operations of these patients are performed in a full-fledged hospital. "Close follow-up of all departments, especially nephrology, is required before surgery," said Specialist. Dr. Ahmet Soykurt emphasizes that a multidisciplinary approach is also important in postoperative patient follow-up.

exp. Dr. Ahmet Soykurt also gave information about Sanlı Shepherd's health condition. Saying that Shepherd also suffers from diabetes, Uzm. Dr. Ahmet Soykurt stated that the patient who had a kidney transplant 3 years ago, could not lose weight despite trying many weight loss methods, so bariatric surgery was decided as a last resort. Saying, “We had a difficult and long preparation period for obesity surgery,” Uzm. Dr. Soykurt said, “All necessary consultations were made. Opinions and approvals of all relevant branches were received. Our patient underwent gastric sleeve surgery. She lost 7 kilos in the first week. Hypertension and diabetes were controlled. Our patient was discharged in good health. At the end of 1 month, the weight loss reached 14 kilos.

Sanlı Çoban: “I got rid of all the health problems that could cost my life thanks to the specialist physicians and health workers at the Near East University Hospital.” Sanlı Çoban, one of the former presidents of Gönyeli Sports Club, who made statements about his health problems, said: “My illness started in 2000 with diabetes. He continued with kidney failure in 2015. In this process, I always performed my treatments at the Near East University Hospital. I got rid of all the health problems that could cost my life thanks to the specialist physicians and related health workers here. Finally, my doctor, Mr. Ahmet Soykurt, performed my gastric sleeve surgery. In the same operation, my complaints about the liver and bile were also eliminated. Offering these opportunities to us and adding such a value to Cyprus, Dr. I am also grateful to my teacher Suat Günsel. I want everyone to benefit from these blessings. There is nothing more important than health.”

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