Your surgeon’s office will have detailed instructions for the post-operative diet and recovery period. Often, patients’ are asked to maintain a pureed diet in the immediate weeks after surgery. This will allow for recovery of the patients’ tissues while allowing for appropriate nutritional intake...
For a patient to qualify for reimbursement, most insurance companies currently require: Presence of a medical complication of the initial surgery BMI over 35 with a complicating health condition, notwithstanding the 50% excess weight loss BMI over 40, notwithstandi
Yes, due to the associated malabsorption that is expected after gastric bypass surgery, all patients should have supplemental vitamins and minerals. The most common supplementation includes a multivitamin, iron, calcium, Vitamin B12 and often Vitamin D. Annual visits with your bariatric surgery offi
Metabolic surgery is developed from bariatric surgery. Patients who originally had bariatric procedures, just for the treatment of obesity, also had many metabolic problems. Over time, in follow-up with bariatric patients, doctors saw that the patients' diabetes and high blood pressure improved,...
Bariatric surgery (surgery for obesity) and metabolic surgery are interrelated because the two conditions often go hand in hand. Most surgeons consider metabolic surgery as an area in itself, applying it to improve the metabolic problems that go along with metabolic syndrome. Obesity is not the focu
The adjustable gastric band is a silastic band that is placed around the top part of the stomach. This limits the amount of food someone can eat. It does not cause any hormonal changes, as is seen with the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or the sleeve gastrectomy and the benefits are seen only through weig
Revision surgery is an option for patients who have already undergone a procedure and may need another one to repair the first one or for patients who have gained weight or not lost sufficient weight. Here are some guidelines to help you decide if you need to see a doctor for another weight loss...
This surgery is obviously a very serious step. Patients with psychiatric conditions such as depression, bipolar disease, and/or schizophrenia should be under the care of a psychiatrist before they consider surgery. These conditions can become exaggerated by the body changes that are associated with.
The most common reason patients seek obesity surgery revisions is to convert an older weight loss procedure to a more modern and effective procedure such as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or duodenal switch (also known as bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch or DS). In the case of "st
A variety of medical problems are associated with being obese. The risks associated with medically severe obesity are greater than the risks associated with its surgical treatments. Diabetes. Non-insulin-dependent diabetes is highly associated with obesity. A weight gain of 11 to 18 pounds
The treatment options for metabolic syndrome are closely related to those for weight loss surgery. They include the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, the adjustable gastric band, as well as the duodenal switch or the bilio-pancreatic diversion operation. Today, metabolic syndrome is most
Your surgeon’s office will have detailed instructions for the pre-operative period. Most commonly, you will be asked to maintain a specialized pre-operative diet for the immediate 1-2 weeks preceding your operation to allow for a weight loss of approximately 10-20 lbs. This will allow for a rapid...
Prior to meeting with the bariatric surgeon, you will be asked to make an appointment to meet with the nurse practitioner and dietitian. You will have a thorough history taken at the time of your visit by the nurse practitioner. Please make sure to bring any pertinent medical information and tests..
You can resume normal activity within 4 to 6 weeks after your weight loss (bariatric) surgery. Any pain related to the surgery should go away after 10 days or so. General fatigue can last from 3 to 4 weeks after surgery.