Uğurcan Üstündağ, M.D.
UĞURCAN ÜSTÜNDAĞ STRUGGLED WITH HIS EXCESSIVE WEIGHT IN MOST TIME OF HIS LIFE, BUT HE COULD NOT FIND A PERMANENT SOLUTION, ALTHOUGH HE LOST WEIGHT MANY TIMES. WHEN ADVERSE EFFECTS OF OBESITY ON HIS OVERALL HEALTH WORSENED, ÜSTÜNDAĞ CONTACTED PROF. EMİN ERSOY, M.D, WHO IS A FRIEND FROM THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, AND NOW, HE SPECIFIES THAT HE FEELS HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER BECAUSE OF SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY.
I was born overweight because my mother was diabetic. This condition persisted both during childhood and at advanced ages. In fact, your appearance on the mirror starts irritating you, especially in high school years. Your social life is influenced adversely. I got into the School of Medicine in 1978. I started on diet when I was 3rd grade student. My body weight reduced from 121 kg to 88 kg, but increased to 125 kg afterwards. After I was graduated from the School, I was on diet to fit into the wedding suit. I lost weight many times, but always gained back. I am a physician, and thus, I know the effects of those conditions on the human health. Certainly, I faced with these effects far stronger, particularly hypertension, after age 40; I started searching obesity surgeries. Luckily, I noticed that Prof. Emin Ersoy, M.D, is one of the most component physicians in this field. He was already my friend from the university and I immediately contacted him. Fortunately, he invited me right after and he decided surgery after a detailed examination. I underwent a very successful surgery in March. My exact body weight was 148 kg 800 g in preoperative period.
. I could be mobilized 3 to 4 hours after the surgery. I felt really good. I faced no surgery-related problem. In postoperative period, I strictly followed the diet plan recommended. Diet plan was not painful, but it was also easy to follow. Since I followed the recommendations of Mr. Emin, my recovery period was more comfortable than my expectations. Thanks to Mr. Emin, I could lose 50 kg in total within 8 months after the surgery. I stopped regular use of three anti-hypertensive drugs. I got my life back in order.
Now, I can be on duty comfortably at the hospital I work. My social life seriously improved. I am more active and I can allocate far more time for my hobbies. I express Emin Ersoy sincere gratitude for this highly successful operation and his interest by favor of you.