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Determination of bariatric surgery outcomes: prospective study
Aims: Obesity and related problems are an important health problem whose prevalence has increased in recent years. Bariatric surgery is one of the accepted clinical treatment methods for obesity. However, the obesity-related problems that bariatric surgery corrects and the problems it causes are not clear.The aim of the study is to determine the recovery status and problems experienced in obesity and related problems in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.
Methods: 185 individuals who underwent bariatric surgery participated in the study. A 24-question data collection form, prepared by the researchers in line with the literature and including sociodemographic data, pre- and post-operative weight changes, problems experienced due to obesity, problems resolved after surgery, and problems experienced due to surgery, was used.
Results: It was determined that 18.4% (n=34) experienced postoperative complications. most common problems are hair loss (66.4%) and vitamin deficiency (55.1%) after surgery. 74% of individuals reported taking vitamin supplements. After the surgery, it was found that most of the individuals (41.37%; n=12) had gallbladder surgery. After the surgery, individuals reported improvement in symptoms related to psychological (60.5%), joint (48.6%), eating and respiratory problems (46.4%; 43.2%). When the type of surgery was compared with revision surgery, presence of complications, postoperative psychological support, and vitamin supplement use, no statistically significant relationship was found (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Our research shows that it is important to monitor the long-term health status of individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery.

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