Nowadays, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and transit bipartition are frequently used in the treatment of obesity. These methods can be done very safely in experienced hands. You are thinking about being a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass and when you share this idea with your relatives, you will encounter different negative informations such as don’t be dead, you will die or you will be half a person. These are all nonsense.
In this article, I will answer frequently asked questions from our patients.
Is there a risk of sleeve gastrectomy surgery death?
Stomach reduction surgery is a surgery with a low risk of death with the closed ( laparoscopic ) method. The death rate reported in the world is one per thousand. Choosing a doctor is very important in stomach reduction surgery. The more experienced the doctor you will be operated on, the lower the mortality rate.
Can I have a sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Your body mass index is more important than your weight for you to have surgery. The body mass index is found by dividing your weight by the square meter of your height. People with body mass index 35 and above may have a sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
Is there an age limit for sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery can be done to anyone between the ages of 15 and 70 who fulfill the necessary conditions.
How will I be fed after stomach reduction surgery?
You will be fed with liquid foods without grains for the first 15 days after stomach reduction surgery and soft foods that we call the puree period for the next 15 days. You will switch to normal food from the first month.
Can I not drink carbonated liquids for life after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
It is not appropriate to consume gaseous liquids for the first month after surgery. Gaseous liquids can be consumed after the first month.
Do I gain weight after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
The main purpose of sleeve gastrectomy surgery is to teach you to eat healthy and live. If you do not learn to live healthy and eat and continue to maintain your old bad eating habits again, you can gain weight again from the second year after surgery. The rate of regain weight after stomach reduction surgery is around 20%.
Will there be pain in sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Stomach reduction surgery is performed by laparoscopic method, that is, closed method. After the operation, there may be a pain in the area where your stomach is located, which lasts for about 2 hours. This pain disappears completely within hours. During this period, strong painkillers are made for you.
How many days do I have to stay in the hospital for sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Hospital stay is sufficient for a total of 3 days for patients coming from local and 4 days for our patients coming from abroad. Our patients coming from abroad can board the plane and return home after four days.
When can I start working after stomach reduction surgery?
After sleeve gastrectomy surgery, if you have a job that you do not lift too low, you can return to work the next day you leave the hospital. If you have a job that you have to lift and lower, it is recommended to start at the first month after surgery.
I had a new birth and I’m breastfeeding. Can I have a sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Since you cannot be fed enough after the surgery, women who are breastfeeding should have surgery after they stop breastfeeding. If you have just given birth and you are not breastfeeding, you can have surgery if you are bringing the necessary conditions.
Can I fast sleeve gastrectomy stomach surgery?
You can fast after a year of surgery.
Will I use lifelong medication after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
No way. In the first nine months after stomach reduction surgery, you will only use the stomach protector and multivitamin pill. These drugs will be stopped later.
Can I smoke after stomach reduction surgery?
I do not recommend smoking for the first month after sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
When can I have sex after tube stomach surgery?
Yes you can sex when you feel ok.
Can I survive diabetes with tube stomach surgery?
I had a sleeve gastrectomy surgery. My hair is falling out. What should I do?
I had sleeve gastrectomy surgery. There is constipation. What can I do?
I had a stomach reduction surgery. My weight loss stopped. What can I do?
In the first fifteen days after sleeve gastrectomy surgery, there is a rapid weight loss. After 15 days, weight loss may slow down or stop. This is perfectly normal. Weight loss starts again after a period of stagnation. Weight loss continues with intermittent stops over time. Weight loss from the 9th month after the surgery is almost close to a halt.
When can I get on the plane after stomach reduction surgery?
You can board the 3rd Day after sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
When can I get pregnant after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
I do not recommend pregnancy for the first year after sleeve gastrectomy surgery. you can become pregnant after a year.
I had a sleeve gastrectomy surgery. There are stones in my gallbladder. Should I have surgery?
I had a sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Can I chew gum?
There is no harm in chewing gum from the first month after the operation.
I had a stomach reduction surgery. When can I use alcohol?
It is not safe to use alcohol from the third month after sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
I am overweight and have polycystic ovary syndrome. Will my polycystic ovary syndrome improve if I have sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Polycystic ovary syndrome develops due to excessive accumulation of fat in the body. With sleeve gastrectomy surgery, you get rid of excess fat accumulated in your body and you are much more likely to get rid of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Does sagging occur after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
There is a rapid weight loss after stomach reduction surgery. It is very important to do sports after surgery. The younger your age, the lower the body mass index you are operating with, the less sagging you will have. The higher the age and the higher the body mass index, the more wrapping.
When can I do sports after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
After stomach reduction surgery, the first fifteen days should be walked for half an hour a day and then walking for an hour. As of the first month, all kinds of sports can be done without lifting and lowering. If the weight is to be studied, it is appropriate to do it from the third month.
When can I go to the sea or pool after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
After the stomach reduction surgery, after our wounds are completely healed, we can go to the sea or pool. This corresponds to the twentieth days after surgery.
When can I enter the solarium after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
There is no harm in entering the solarium after our wounds healing after stomach reduction surgery.
When can I take a shower after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
While you are discharged from the hospital after the surgery, your wounds are closed with waterproof dressings. You can take a shower with these dressings. Wound healing is completed on the 10th day after surgery and you can take a shower by opening the dressings.
When can I drink coffee after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Herbal tea can be safely drunk in the first fifteen days after sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Coffee can be drunk from the beginning of fifteen days, but not too dark.
Does tube stomach surgery have a disadvantage?
Obesity is the cause of many diseases. There are many diseases related to obesity. Human life has been proven to be shorter due to obesity and obesity related comorbidities. If we couldn’t treat obesity naturally, many surgical techniques come into play. The most performed surgery in the world is sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy surgery allows us to get rid of our excess weight and gain healthy eating habits. Getting rid of excess weight allows us to get rid of the diseases that will occur due to obesity or the diseases that have occurred. For this reason, sleeve gastrectomy surgery with the correct indications does not have a disadvantage.
What are the risks of sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
There are some complications that may occur as a result of stomach reduction surgery. The most feared of these is known as a leak among the people. Leakage is the leakage of stomach contents from the stomach cut and sutured into the abdominal cavity. If this leak is not recognized early, it may cause life-threatening risks. The probability of leakage is around 1% in the studies. Another complication that may occur after sleeve gastrectomy surgery is bleeding. Bleeding stops 90% by itself. Rarely, it may be necessary to give blood to the patient. The probability of bleeding is 2%.
What are the comorbid diseases related to obesity?
How many kilos do I lose after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Losing at least 80% of our excess weight after stomach reduction surgery is an indication that the operation was successful. After an ideal sleeve gastrectomy surgery, 80% of our excess weight is lost.