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PRE-OPERATIVE PERIOD

GENERAL INFORMATION

The pre-operative period for bariatric surgery is as important as the general experience of the surgeon and the decision-making for the appropriate operation type for the appropriate patient.


PRE-OPERATIVE INVESTIGATIONS

When a patient decides to go for surgery, we set a date for the pre-operative investigations.

These investigations are listed below:

  • Laboratory test
  • Gastroscopy
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Chest X-ray
  • Lung function test
  • Cardiology consultation, electrocardiogram and ultrasound
  • Psychiatry consultation
  • Internal medicine or endocrinology consultation
  • Dietician consultation
  • Upper gastrointestinal tract barium test (in case of revisional surgery)


EVALUATION OF THE INVESTIGATIONS

The evaluation of these test is finished within one week. In case of need for treatment before the procedure, the necessary (drug) treatment is applied in the weeks before the operation.


PRE-OPERATIVE DIET

A vegetarian diet with a protein supplement is recommended before surgery. With this short (2-4 weeks) diet, the aim is to lose some weight before the procedure.

Pre-operative diet aims to reduce the fat in the abdominal cavity and the liversize of the patient. The weight that is lost in a short time has also a lot of benefits for the cardiovascular and respiratory system of the patient.

Thus, the operation becomes easier for the surgeon and therefore for the patient and the operational risks are reduced. In addition, with this diet, it is possible to reduce the operation time. This results in a faster recovery postoperatively.


DURATION OF HOSPITAL STAY

Postoperative, patients are accommodated in comfortable single rooms where patients' needs are prioritized. Under normal circumstances there is no need for observation at the intensive care unit.


Patients coming from Istanbul:

They enter the hospital on the planned operation day and stay 2 nights at the hospital. In exceptional cases, it may be 3 nights.

Patients coming from other cities or from abroad:

They enter the hospital 1 day before the scheduled operation day and they stay 3 nights. They can return home on the third postoperative day.


WORK DISABILITY

Depending on the patient's profession; if the patient doesn't work under severe physical conditions, the patient can restart working within 7-10 days.

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