What things do I have to do before the operation both at home and at the hospital?
You should stop taking alcohol, smoking and the use of anticoagulants at least 2 weeks before the operation. Necessary examinations, blood tests and endoscopies are carried out before the operation.
Why is the sleeve gastrectomy operation so effective in weight-loss? Will I feel hungry after the operation?
As the portion of the stomach that secretes the hunger hormone is removed and its volume is reduced, the feeling of hunger is prevented and the stomach becomes much more easily filled leading to a high level of weight-loss.
Is the sleeve gastrectomy operation safe? Does it have risks?
Even though all operations carry a measure of risk, operations performed with the laparoscopy (closed) method are in the medium-low risk group. The complication rate seen in sleeve gastrectomy operations are around 1%, in other words, very low.
When can I eat normally after the operation and will there be medicines I will always have to take?
You can begin to eat normally after 3 weeks. You won’t have to use medicines for a long time after the operation.
When will I be able to get up after the operation?
You will be able to go on short walks 4 hours after the operation.
How long will I stay at hospital after the operation?
You have to stay in hospital for two days after the operation.
When do I have to go to a check-up after the operation?
You will be called in for a check-up 1 week after being released from hospital. The purpose of this check-up is to observe that the body is healing itself without any issues.
When will I stop losing weight after the operation?
You will stop losing weight when you reach your ideal weight.
Will I regain weight after the operation?
Gaining weight after the operation is not an often encountered situated. One of the most important factors that can cause weight to be regained after the operation comes from the operation not being performed properly (such as an insufficient amount of the stomach wall being removed). You won’t regain weight if you follow a diet programme recommended by specialists and experienced doctors when you have the operation done.
Will there be scarring or sagginess after the operation?
Generally, scarring is not left as the operation is performed with a laparoscopy (closed method). At most, a 1cm scar will remain as the surgical incisions made are small. Sagging won’t occur with your doctor’s recommended diet and exercise programme.
When will I be able to travel after the operation?
You can travel 1 week after being released from hospital.
When can I begin exercising after the operation?
You can actively do sports (like pilates, swimming, bodybuilding) 6 months after the operation.