FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Does obesity surgery pose risk?

It is possible to speculate that all current surgical interventions pose risk at a certain rate. Similarly, obesity surgery is associated with risks. However, we can state that risks are minimized and obesity surgery can be safely performed if preoperative assessment is duly made and the patient is operated by an experienced team and closely monitored in postoperative period.

What are possible postoperative complications of obesity surgery?

We suppose it is necessary to highlight 3 (three) complications which we especially deem important and closely follow up.

1-Thromboembolism (Blood coagulation and migration of clot detached from leg vessels, resulting in a life threatening condition due to occlusion of vessels that feed vital organs

We significantly reduce the risk of thromboembolism by administering low molecular weight heparin 12 hours before the surgery, using pneumatic socks intraoperatively and mobilizing the patient 8 hours after the surgery.

2-Bleeding

Thanks to additional intraoperative measures and postoperative close monitoring of the patient, this risk has been reduced to less than 1%.

3-Leakage

Leakage of gastric content into abdominal cavity due to dehiscence of the anastomosis line. This complication can be resolved, if it is early recognized by closely monitoring the patient.
Can diabetic patients undergo obesity surgery

Obesity surgery provides most effective benefit to obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Obesity surgery is especially recommended for this group of patients.

Can patients with heart disease undergo obesity surgery?

Patients with heart disease, excluding severe heart failure, unstable angina pectoris and severe aortic stenosis, can safely undergo obesity surgery following a detailed cardiologic analysis, provided medical recommendations are followed.

Is it possible to eat all foods after obesity surgery?

High-calorie, spicy and high-fat foods should be avoided and desserts should not be eaten at an amount to taste and fizzy drinks should not be consumed.

Is rebound weight gain possible after obesity surgery?

If the recommended diet is not followed and patients do not exercise, they may gain weight again 1.5 years after surgery. This risk is around 5% to 10% three years after the surgery; however, patients usually never reach their old weights.

When can patients engage in work and do sports after obesity surgery?

Patients with non-strenuous works (bureau or desk jobs) may engage in work one week or ten days in average after surgery, while patients with strenuous works require  mean 3 to 4 weeks to start working. Patients are allowed brisk walking in the first 15 days, jogging 15 days after surgery, swimming 1 month after the surgery, pilates 3 months after the surgery and heavy sports 6 months after surgery.