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Recently, major advancements are achieved regarding patient evaluation, surgery and postoperative monitoring in the field of obesity surgery, but the risk of surgery cannot be zeroed despite all these advancements. The reported risk of death in early postoperative period is 0.1 to 0.5 percent. Male gender, high BMI and preoperative respiratory failure increase the risk. Pulmonary embolism, leaking anastomosis and myocardial infarction are most common causes of death.

The rate of complication increases up to 25% in surgical incisions. Gastric recanalization and gastric outlet (pyloric) stenosis are other specified complications of sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. The reported risk of bile stone increases up to 50 percent secondary to quick postoperative weight loss.

Other nutrition-related complications may develop in the long term. Recently, sleeve gastrectomy is among commonly performed surgical techniques; nutrition-related eating problems are very rare following this surgery.

 When can I resume a normal life?

The ability to resume a normal life is closely dependent to your work. If you have an office work, you may start doing your work for a short time as of day 3 or 4 after you are discharged. However, standard resting period is 7 to 10 days for this group of professions. If your work requires physical effort, you may start working following a resting period of 15 to 20 days.

How about my follow-up visit?

Your routine follow-up visits will be scheduled for 1 month and 3 months after you are discharged. Your follow-up visits will be planned at semi-annual intervals after one year elapses following the surgery and you will be checked once a year after the end of two years.

What are non-surgical techniques for treatment of obesity?

Considering non-surgical techniques for treatment of obesity, heavy food consumption is restricted through an endoscopic gastric procedure under sedation. It helps the patient follow a diet.

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