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Surgical Recovery

Selim Sozen

Sözen Surgery Clinic


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Recovering from surgery is greatly dependent upon the type of surgery a patient is having. Enhanced recovery pathways include preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative practices that decrease complications and accelerate recovery.
The time period to full recovery from surgery will depends on many things, including age, health prior to the surgery, the extent of injuries, the success of rehabilitation, the amount of rest. It may take a few days or a week to recover from a less complex operations, but it can take a few months to recover from a major surgery. Nutrition plays a critical role in the recovery of surgical patients.
Accelerated multimodal postoperative recovery programs should be developed as a multidisciplinary effort, with integration of postoperative pain management into a postoperative rehabilitation program. This requires revision of traditional care programs. Previous studies had revealed a link between surgery-related inflammatory responses and clinical recovery. The profound inflammatory response to tissue injury has prompted a long-standing interest in unraveling immune mechanisms that determine recovery after surgical trauma. The role of monocytes in surgical recovery and trauma has been subject of significant interest.

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Date completed: August 7th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: October 27th 2019

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Review results due: January 15th 2020

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Expected publication date: March 15th 2020

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About the editor

Selim Sozen

Sözen Surgery Clinic

Dr. Selim SÖZEN received his Medical School license at the Ondokuz Mayıs University (1998). He is an expert in General Surgery (Ankara Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, 2004). He has worked as an Assistant doctor at Ankara Atatürk Education and Research Hospital from 1999-2004. From 2004-2013 he worked as a Specialist at different Government Hospitals in Turkey. He started to work as Associate Professor at Department of General Surgery of Medicine Faculty of Namık Kemal University in 2013. He completed liver transplantation surgery at İnönü University(General Surgery Department, 2014–2015, Turkey) Fellowship Programmes. Since 2016 he has been working as a Specialist at his own clinic in İstanbul, Turkey. He is a member of the Turkish Surgical Association. He has 93 articles published in recognized journals, 64 poster papers presented at scientific congresses. His research interests include general, gastrointestinal, emergency & trauma surgery, bacterial translocation, liver disease, and hernia surgery. Dr. SÖZEN is a member of review boards of several journals.

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