Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery In HIV Infected Individuals

HIV, which damages the immune system of patients and makes them a clear target against other diseases, is also the cause of many diseases, especially AIDS. In the past, HIV patients were deprived of many opportunities that normal individuals had due to insufficient knowledge about HIV and high mortality rates in patients. However, today, with the increase in clinical studies on HIV patients and a better understanding of treatment and preventive methods, many different treatment and medical opportunities have become possible in HIV patients, like normal individuals, compared to the past.

Although fewer studies have been conducted on bariatric surgery compared to normal individuals or individuals with other chronic diseases, the current literature shows that there is no problem in the application of bariatric surgery methods in HIV patients. In other words, HIV patients, like normal individuals, can lose weight with bariatric surgery methods.

At this point, the important issue is to pay attention to issues such as the selection of the most appropriate bariatric surgery method for the patient, the use of correct and high quality materials, and the duration of patient follow-up. In choosing the bariatric surgery method, it is to get the most effective result with the least invasive procedure for the physician. At this point, while parameters related to the daily lives of normal individuals and weight loss are important, in HIV patients, the follow-up of the patient after the operation and the prevention of side infections that may affect the immune system. With this provision, HIV patients can also undergo bariatric surgery. However, variables such as the hospital, institution, team and equipment where the procedure is performed are of vital importance here.

As Celyxmed family, we take special care for all our patients, whether they have HIV or not, and provide bariatric surgery services with the most experienced names in the field, with quality materials. We are proud to successfully carry out bariatric surgery procedures in HIV-positive patients with our separate specialized units for HIV, which also take all necessary precautions to prevent the transmission of the disease to other patients.

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