Obesity is an important risk factor that causes cancer. After obesity surgery, this risk descreases.
In general, between the ages of 18 and 70, but in recent years, with the rising childhood obesity rates, even children at an age of 14 are being operated in very special cases. In these cases, it is necessary to make some additional preparations such as consulting pediatric specialists and getting a parental approval.
Our regular follow-ups are at the 6th week, 6th month, 12th month, 18th month after surgey.
Particularly for these operations, smoking triggers ulceration of the "new" stomach. As long as smoking continues, the use of PPI's (medication that protects your stomach) is needed.
Yes, there may be hair loss. Weight loss causes hormonal changes in the body, which can lead to hair loss. However, this loss is completely temporary. One of the main reasons of hair loss is an unbalanced diet. To prevent hair loss, you can use multivitamins.
Yes of course, one year after your operation a pregnancy is even less risky compared with the preoperative situation. Obesity surgery has also benefits in terms of fertility.
We prescribe multivitamins for a period of 3 months. After this period you only need supplements if there is a deficit diagnosed at follow-up. Thus there is no systematic need for a lifelong use of multivitamins.
When patients drink less than 1,5-2L water/day, the probability to be constipated is higher.
Patients can already walk alone the day after surgery. Driving by car can be restarted after 7-10 days.
You can return to work after 1-3 weeks depending on the type of work you perform.
We advise sport activities (running, swimming, cycling,...) 2-3 times a week, 30-60min. each time.
You can restart each type of sport activities after 6 weeks.
You can take a shower the day of discharge from hospital. You can take a bath after 2 weeks.
The operations are performed by laparoscopic way. This causes less pain than "open" surgeries.
We advise a nutritional guideline after each type of operation. By following these advices, the postoperative period will be safer on the short period. On the longer period it will protect you from regaining weight.
The probability for an excess skin after surgery depends on many factors: gender, age, smoking, exercise habits, eating habits, ... In case of need for plastic surgery, you have to wait at least 18 months after your obesity surgery procedure.
This depends on many factors like the type of bariatric procedure. While a sleeve gastrectomy has no malabsorptive function, in this type of operation you are more prone to regain weight (30-35% of all cases), especially if you are a sweet eater. Weight regain after rny gastric bypass can be the case in 10-15 % of all procedures.