Obesity Surgery; They are surgeries performed to help us lose weight. There are many types of surgery. It is never the first choice.
In cases where successful results cannot be obtained in obesity patients after diet, exercise and drug treatment, bariatric surgery can be applied.
Who Is Obesity Surgery Suitable For?
Well, the main advantage of this procedure is obviously a dramatic weight loss. But that’s not the only benefit. In addition to losing nearly 70% of excess body weight, patients who undergo gastric sleeve surgery also experience other significant benefits including:
Frequently Asked Questions on Obesity Surgery
What should be the minimum weight for bariatric surgeries?
In order to decide for bariatric surgeries, patient’s body mass index values and health problems relevant to obesity are taken into consideration rather than the patient’s weight. Under normal conditions, patient’s body mass index value should be 40 and over for surgeries. However, this figure may be brought down to 30 for patients who have serious health problems associated with obesity and have fatal risks.
Should I go on a diet before surgery?
Yes. It is suggested to follow a preoperative diet for 2-3 weeks. Reason of this preoperative diet is shrinking liver and reducing abdominal fat. This diet helps for a successful and safer surgery.
Can I have a metabolic surgical operation even if I had another surgery in abdominal region previously or have hernia?
In general, yes you can. However, if you had an abdominal surgery previously or have hernia, we would like to examine you at a pre-interview to evaluate your situation. The reason for this examination is predetermining potential problems we may confront with during the surgery and taking measures in this respect. It is useful for your surgeon to know the surgeries you had relevant to specifically stomach, intestine and esophagus. Surgery should not be started before receiving preliminary information necessary for surgery.,
For how many days I should stay at the hospital before a bariatric surgery?
We suggest our patients to hospitalize 24 hours before bariatric surgeries. However, depending on the patients’ preferences, admission to hospital early in the morning of the surgery may be suitable.
When will I start losing weight after surgery?
Patients start losing weight just after the surgery, they lose weight even during their stay in the hospital for 2-3 days. Losing weight is faster in the first months and this period lasts for 1 – 1.5 years. Patients lose 75-80 percent of their excess weight within this period.
Do I need an attendant after the surgery?
As the hospital team, we shall accompany and support you from your admission to discharge from the hospital. On the other hand, it shall be favorable for your comfort to have an attendant accompanying you.
Shall I have severe postoperative pains?
Generally, analgesics shall be administered just after the surgery, before leaving the surgery room. During the analgesics’ effectiveness on the patient; there may be some pain differing from patient to patient depending on the pain threshold.
How long will I stay at intensive care unit after bariatric surgery?
We do not hold our patients at intensive care unit after bariatric surgeries. (Only patients with age-related heart and lung problems may be taken to intensive care unit for precaution.)
Will there be sagging excess skin on the body due to weight loss after bariatric surgeries?
Sagging excess skin is unavoidable after losing a lot of weight. The amount of weight lost, whether exercises are skipped or not and patient’s age and such factors affect the amount of sagging. Abdominal region, breast region, thighs and arms are the areas where loose skin is mostly seen. Patients may get rid of sagging loose skin completely by plastic and reconstructive surgeries after the patient loses sufficient weight and reaches to a constant weight.
How long will it take to go back to my daily life after surgery?
We usually suggest our patients 10-day rest at home after bariatric surgeries. If the patient is a white-collar worker, he/she may go back to work after 7 days. For works requiring intensive physical activity and for starting to do exercise, it is suggested to wait for minimum 30 days.
How often shall be my controls after surgery?
Our control periods are 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months and 18 months after surgery.
Will I lose my hair after surgery?
Hair loss is a complication of sleeve gastrectomy surgeries, it may be seen at maximum level in people who do not take sufficient protein as body is passing through regeneration. People who follow the suggestions of the doctors and dieticians after bariatric surgery do not confront with any problem.
Can I get pregnant after surgery?
Obesity is an important factor in increase of pregnancy complications, and fetal and new born morbidity; moreover, obesity is among the most significant infertility reasons. These risks naturally reduce in women who have bariatric surgery. We do not suggest getting pregnant in the first year to protect vitamin and nutrition balance of the body as weight losing continues during the first year. Pregnancy after the first year shall not cause any problem.
|Interview with Doctor||Before the liposuction plastic surgery, discuss with the surgeon about what to anticipate from this surgery.|
|Your Medical History||Review the medical history you have and list the medical conditions.|
|Currently Using Medicines||Tell your surgeon about all the medications, herbs or supplements you’re taking.|
|Using of Medicine||The surgeon will suggest that you should stop taking some medications like NSAIDs or blood thinners minimum two weeks before surgery.|
|Local Anesthesia||A few liposuction procedures might need only local anesthesia where some procedures might need general anesthesia that induces temporary unconsciousness. You could be a sedative, ususally through the IV injections to assist|
|Observation||The doctors team will observe your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels right through the procedure.|
|Control of Your Status||If you are in pain, tell immediately as the motions or medication might require adjustments.|
|Fats Removal||The procedure could last up to some hours as per the amount of fats removal.|
|Liquid Drainage||After that the surgeon could leave the incisions open for promoting fluid drainage.|
Services Provided to Our Patients
Following services are provided to our patients from abroad totally free of charge.
2 nights 3 days accommodation in our contracted 5-star hotels
Shampoos and Medicines
Ministry of Health approved shampoos and medicines are provided to our patients in a bundle.
Certificate of Warranty
Certificate of warranty which proves that the operation is done in Erdem Clinic given to our post-op patients.
VIP transfer service for our patients in between our Hospital-airport-hotel.
Free PRP injections during the transplant for all of our patients
Patients are met by our translators at the airport, and accompanied by them until their departure.