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Häufig gestellte Fragen

  • When can I start swimming?
    Swimming is an activity we recommend after bariatric surgery, and you can start swimming 2-3 weeks after the operation.
  • Are there any difficulties in taking medications?
    Most pills or capsules are small enough to be tolerated after surgery. If the size of the drug is large, it can be crushed and consumed.
  • When can I return to work?
    If your job involves heavy physical activity, we recommend that you wait 3 to 4 weeks after the surgery. If you have a job with lighter physical activity, you can return to work in 2 to 3 weeks in the post-operational period.
  • Will do Surgery require blood transfusion?
    Blood transfusions are rarely needed during surgery. There is almost no blood loss in surgeries performed with the robotic method. Sometimes blood transfusion may be implemented to improve post-operative healing.
  • Why is the exercise so important?
    Due to the restriction of the new anatomy created after obesity, fewer calories are taken than the current need of the person. The body has to make up for the difference by burning off reserves or unused tissue. Your body will tend to burn off unused muscle before it starts burning fat. If you don't exercise every day, your body will break down unused muscles and you will lose muscle mass and strength. 20 minutes of daily aerobic exercise helps your body protect your muscles and thus burn fat.
  • Do I have to charge my medications?
    You will not need the medications you use for blood pressure and diabetes often, as these diseases will improve after bariatric surgery. The vast majority of medications that need to be taken can be swallowed or absorbed. Usually no dose changes are required. Two drug groups should be considered after bariatric surgery. The first of these is painkillers, the other is diuretic drugs. Pain relievers can cause ulcers in the stomach or intestines. Most of the diuretic drugs, which we call diuretics, lose potassium from the kidneys. If your potassium levels are too low, you can experience significant heart problems.
  • When should I quit smoking before surgery?
    Patients should stop smoking at least 6 weeks before surgery.
  • Are there any restrictions on sextual life after surgery
    Since the healing of wounds is an uncomfortable process, it takes about 6 weeks for the spouses to return to normal sexual life.
  • Are the operation process and results different according to the gender of the patient?
    Both men and women generally tolerate these surgeries well. In general, men lose weight slightly faster than women.
  • What drugs can I take if I have pain?
    It may be inconvenient for a patient who has undergone bariatric surgery to take drugs used in the treatment of pain due to the frequently observed negative effects of these drugs. Paracetamol (parol) is an effective analgesic and is the drug of choice as it has minimal adverse effects on the gastric and intestinal mucosa. 2-3 tablets can be used daily. Aspirin and NSAIDs should be avoided because of gastrointestinal (GI) side effects.
  • Do exercises prevent skin sagging?
    Regular exercise is a condition we recommend especially after bariatric surgery at a young age. In this way, skin sagging can be minimized. However, you may experience sagging in some tissues, especially in the breast. You may need a reconstruction for this problem.
  • What happens if I smoke again?
    Smoking increases the risk of lung problems after surgery, slows wound healing, increases the risk of infection, and blocks blood flow to healing tissues. Smoking can also increase the risk of developing ulcers.
  • What is the honeymoon period in the post-operational period?
    The period from the first six months to a year after bariatric surgery is called the honeymoon period. The reason is that the patients are focused on their surgery and more willing to follow the rules. However, some patients have problems in adapting to the anatomical and functional effects of this surgery. These patients may find themselves returning to their old habits in time. Eating healthy, learning to listen to your body, and taking responsibility for your choices and regular exercise is a lifelong commitment. You can think of this surgery as a means of realising the changes you need to make to have healthier life.
  • What is the pregnance time after surgery?
    We strongly recommend that women wait at least one year after bariatric surgery to get pregnant. About a year after the surgery, your body becomes quite stable in terms of weight and nutrition. In this way, you can get nutrients that can meet the needs of a fetus. That's why you should consult your doctor when planning pregnancy.
  • What are the rules to comply with after the surgery?
    Simple and easy: follow the basic rules. Immediately after surgery, you will begin the dietary guidelines provided to you. You will need to follow these guidelines closely. You will start with a liquid diet, move on to semi-solid foods, and then add solid foods that you can tolerate without risking the scars of your surgery. The new stomach created by your surgery needs time to heal properly. When you can eat solid foods, you should not consume more than 3 meals a day. Protein from lean meat (chicken, turkey, and fish) and other low-fat sources should be eaten first. These should make up at least half of the meal. Foods should be cooked with little or no oil. You should avoid sauces, butter, margarine, mayonnaise, etc. You should never eat between meals. You should drink plenty of water. Due to the restrictive effect of the surgery, you should drink the water slowly. You should exercise for at least 20 minutes each day (e.g., walking 1.5 to 2 km, cycling, climbing stairs). Weight / resistance exercises can be added 3 to 4 days a week, within the knowledge of your doctor.
  • Can I get pregnant after Bariatric Surgery?
    Obesity is one of the important causes of infertility. There is a decrease in the number and quality of eggs in the ovaries due to obesity. Pregnancy, delivery and postpartum periods of an obese person are more troublesome than those of normal weight. For these reasons, obese people have a higher chance of getting pregnant after surgery. With weight loss, the follow-up of the person during pregnancy is healthier.
  • Will I be able to take birth control pills after surgery?
    These pills do not cause any difficulties in swallowing. However, if vomiting or diarrhea is present, the pills may not be effective.
  • What can I do to prevent excessive skin sagging?
    After bariatric surgery, intense weight is lost. This weight loss can result in sagging of the person's skin. It may be possible to prevent or minimize this with exercises, especially swimming. However, these sagging that occur in some patients may require plastic surgery.
  • What can hair loss be prevented
    In the first weeks after surgery, it is difficult to get the necessary nutrients in sufficient quantities. It is important to take a vitamin/mineral supplement regularly to maintain a healthy storage of what the body requires. You will receive less protein in the first weeks after surgery. Therefore, we prescribe nutritional solutions containing both multivitamins and amino acids to the patients after the surgery. New hair growth is usually observed within 6-8 weeks after surgery if no nutritional deficiency occurs.
  • Is it normal to not feel hungry after surgery?
    Loss of appetite is completely normal for the first two months after bariatric surgery. If you consume enough liquids during this period, this will not be a problem. Your appetite will increase over time.
  • What is phlebitis and can it be prevented?
    Phlebitis is an unwanted blood clotting in the veins of the calf and pelvis. It is not completely preventable. However, the risk is considerably reduced with some preventive measures. These measures include special pneumatic socks, blood thinners and early mobilization. We routinely apply these preventive measures to all our patients.
  • Night intra-abdominal adhesion occur in the post-operational period?
    Adhesions are the stickiness in the abdomen that occur due to surgical wounds. Performing these surgeries with laparoscopic or robotic methods also reduces the risk of surgery-related trauma and the risk of adhesions. In this context, it is important that the tissues are less traumatized thanks to robotic surgery.
  • When can I sit-ups and lift weight?
    You can start sit-ups and weight lifting 6 weeks after the surgery.
  • Will I experience hair loss after the surgery?
    Hair loss is common after physical stress. Bariatric surgeries can also cause hair loss. In addition, nutritional deficiencies such as insufficient protein, iron and zinc consumption after surgery may also result in hair loss.
  • Do I need someone to help around in the post-operational period?
    It's probably a good idea to have someone to help you out for at least one week.
  • What is sleep apnea?
    It is the recurrent respiratory delay in normal sleep. This can happen hundreds of times during a night's sleep and is an important condition that requires treatment. Sleep apnea usually is treated quickly with surgery. Most patients have complete resolution of symptoms in six months after the post-operational period.
  • Can I get pregnant after bariatric surgery?
    Obesity is one of the important causes of infertility. There is a decrease in the number and quality of eggs in the ovaries with obesity. Pregnancy, delivery and postpartum periods of an obese person are more troublesome than those of normal weight. For these reasons, obese people have a higher chance of getting pregnant after surgery. With the disappearance of obesity, the follow-up of the person during pregnancy is healthier
  • What can I do to prevent excessive skin sagging?
    A person's skin may sag after an intense weight loss after obesity surgery. It may be possible to prevent or minimize this with exercises, especially swimming. However, these sagging that occurs in some patients may require plastic surgery.
  • Do I have to change my medications?
    The medications you use for blood pressure and diabetes will not be needed frequently, as these diseases will improve after bariatric surgery. The vast majority of medications that need to be taken can be swallowed or absorbed. Usually no dose changes are required. Two drug groups should be considered after bariatric surgery. The first of these is painkillers, and the other is diuretic drugs. Pain relievers can cause ulcers in the stomach or intestines. Most of the diuretic drugs, which we call diuretics, lose potassium from the kidneys. When potassium levels are too low, it can cause significant heart problems.
  • Do surgeries require blood transfusion?
    A blood transfusion is very rarely needed during surgery. There is almost no blood loss in surgeries performed with robotic method. Sometimes, blood can be given to increase post-operative healing.
  • What happens if I smoke again?
    Smoking increases the risk of lung problems after surgery, reduces wound healing, increases the risk of infection, and blocks blood flow to healing tissues. Smoking can also increase the risk of developing ulcers.
  • Are there any restrictions on sexual life after surgery?
    Since healing of wounds is an uncomfortable process, it takes about 6 weeks for partners to return to normal sexual life.
  • How important is communication for a person who has made the decision to undergo bariatric surgery, for emotional changes and to adapt to these changes?
    When a person decides to have bariatric surgery, they make a decision that will affect their lives and those around them. When we think that the feelings of obese patients are often left out or ignored, this event can sometimes become complicated. After the surgery, the personalities of the patients change and their desire to do different activities increases. The key ingredient in adapting to the important emotional changes you are going through is communication. Discuss your concerns with friends and family and accept their support.
  • When should I quit smoking before surgery?
    Patients should stop smoking at least 6 weeks before surgery.
  • Do exercises prevent skin sagging?
    Regular exercise is a condition we recommend especially after bariatric surgery at a young age. In this way, skin sagging can be minimized. However, it can cause sagging in some tissues, especially in the breast. This may require a reconstruction.
  • Why is exercise so important?
    Because of the restriction of the new anatomy created after obesity, fewer calories are taken than the current need of the person. The body has to make up for the difference by burning reserves or unused tissue. Your body will tend to burn off unused muscle before it starts burning fat. If you don't exercise every day, your body will break down unused muscles and you will lose muscle mass and strength. 20 minutes of daily aerobic exercise helps your body protect your muscles and thus burn fat.
  • What is phlebitis and can it be prevented?
    Phlebitis is an unwanted blood clotting condition in the veins of the calf and pelvis. It is not completely preventable, but the risk is considerably reduced after preventive measures are taken. These are special pneumatic stockings used during surgery, blood thinners and early mobilization. We routinely apply phlebitis preventive protocols to all our patients in our surgeries.
  • What are the rules to be followed after the surgery?
    Follow simple and easy ground rules; Immediately after the surgery, you will begin the dietary guidelines given to you before the surgery. You will need to follow these guidelines closely. You'll start with a liquid diet, move on to semi-solid foods, and then add solid foods that you can tolerate without risking surgery. The new stomach created in your surgery needs time to heal properly. When you can eat solid foods, eat 3 meals a day, no more. Protein from lean meat (chicken, turkey, and fish) and other low-fat sources should be eaten first. These should make up at least half of the volume of the meal eaten. Food should be cooked with little or no oil. Avoid foods such as sauces, butter, margarine, mayonnaise. Never eat between meals. Drink lots of water. Consume water slowly, due to the restrictive effect of the surgery. Exercise for at least 20 minutes every day (like walking 1.5-2 km, cycling, climbing stairs). Weight / resistance exercises can be added 3-4 days a week within the knowledge of your doctor.
  • When can I do sit-ups and lift weights?
    You can start sit-ups and weight lifting 6 weeks after the surgery.
  • What medicines can I take when I have pain?
    A patient undergoing obesity surgery is limited due to the frequently seen adverse effects of drugs used in the treatment of pain. Paracetamol (parol) is an effective analgesic and is the drug of choice as it has minimal adverse effects on the gastric and intestinal mucosa. 2-3 tbs per day can be used. Aspirin and NSAIDs should be avoided because of gastrointestinal (GI) side effects
  • Are the operation process and results different according to gender?
    Both men and women generally tolerate these surgeries well. In general, men lose weight slightly faster than women.
  • Is it normal to not feel hungry after surgery?
    It is completely normal to lose appetite during the first two months after bariatric surgery. If you consume enough liquids during this period, this will not be a problem. Your appetite will increase over time.
  • Does intra-abdominal adhesion occur after surgery?
    Adhesions are adhesions in the abdomen that occur due to surgical wounds. Performing these surgeries with laparoscopic or robotic methods also reduces the risk of surgery-related trauma and thus the risk of adhesions. In this sense, it is important that the tissues are less traumatized thanks to robotic surgery.
  • When can I start swimming?
    Swimming is an activity we recommend after bariatric surgery, and you can start swimming 2-3 weeks after surgery.
  • What is sleep apnea?
    Repetitive respiratory delays in normal sleep patterns. This can happen hundreds of times during a night's sleep and is an important condition. Sleep apnea usually shows rapid improvement after surgery. Most patients have complete resolution of symptoms six months after surgery.
  • When can I return to work?
    If your job involves heavy physical activity, we recommend waiting 3-4 weeks after surgery. If you have a job with lighter physical activity, you can return to work after 2-3 weeks.
  • What is the pregnancy time after surgery?
    We strongly recommend that women wait at least one year after bariatric surgery to get pregnant. About a year after surgery, your body becomes fairly stable in terms of weight and nutrition, so you can get the nutrients that can meet a fetus' needs. That's why you should consult your surgeon when planning pregnancy.
  • Are there any difficulties in taking medication?
    Most pills or capsules are small enough to be tolerated after surgery. If the size of the drug taken is large, it can be crushed or crushed.
  • Do I need someone to stay with me after the operation?
    It's probably a good idea to have someone to assist you for at least 1 week.
  • What is the honeymoon period after obesity surgery?
    The period from the first six months to one year after the obesity surgery is the honeymoon period for these surgeries. This is because people are very focused on their surgery and more willing to follow the rules. However, some patients have problems in adapting to the anatomical and functional effects of this surgery for a lifetime. These patients may find themselves returning to their old habits over time. Eating healthy, learning to listen to your body, and taking responsibility for your choices and regular exercise is a lifelong commitment. You can think of surgery as a tool to implement the changes you need to make to be healthy for life.
  • Will my hair fall out after the surgery?
    Hair loss is common after many physical stresses. Obesity surgeries can also cause hair loss. In addition, nutritional deficiencies such as insufficient protein, iron and zinc consumption after surgery may also contribute to hair loss.
  • How can we prevent hair loss?
    In the first weeks after surgery, it is difficult to get the necessary nutrients in sufficient quantities. It is important to take a vitamin/mineral supplement regularly to maintain body stores of critical nutrients. You will receive your protein intake in the first weeks after surgery. For this purpose, we give nutritional solutions containing both multivitamins and amino acids to the patients after the surgery. New hair growth is usually seen within 6-8 weeks after surgery and correction of any nutritional deficiencies.
  • Will I be able to take birth control pills after surgery?
    These pills do not cause any difficulty in swallowing. However, if vomiting or diarrhea is present, the pills may not be effective.
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