Possible Complications

We ask our patients to present for follow-up visits in postoperative Month 1, Month 3, Month 6 and Year 1.You should contact us immediately, if you recognize redness and discharge in wound, body temperature above 38 C, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting within several days after the surgery.While the problem may be unimportant, there can be a serious condition.

The most common postoperative problems are fatigue and tiredness.Tiredness may arise out of rapid weight loss and stress due to surgery.In this case, fluid and protein consumption should be increased and patients should do sports regularly.

Eating fast, in high amounts and at frequent intervals and drinking liquids while eating may cause vomiting.If vomiting persists in spite of those measures, we suggest the patients to present for follow-up visits.

 

Constipation may occur.In this case, patients should increase fluid intake.Exercises should be done daily.Moreover, iron supplement pills may cause constipation.

In cases of gastric resection, dumping syndrome is probable, although rare, which is accompanied by symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hypotension, sweating and gastric cramps.It occurs as a result of consuming intensely sugary foods.Heavy desserts should be avoided before meals.Moreover, as recommended in our diet list, fluids should not be drunk with foods.

 

Hair loss and cramps in legs may be secondary to vitamin, mineral and protein deficiencies.If deficiencies are found in regular follow-up visits, vitamin supplements should be used.Weight loss is usually completed at the end of 1 year.Patients, who do not attend control visits regularly and do not follow the recommendations, can face weight gain problems again.

Patients should not get pregnant for 12 months after surgery.