Our program will guide you through your post-op stage, but you will also need to follow-up with your primary physician as we do not give direct medical care such as medical advice or prescribing medications. I have a friend who had a lot of post-op difficulty, when he called the number to [...]
You may not tolerate certain foods that you used to. Heart burn or indigestion is a common issue with post weight loss surgery patients but can be easily treated with an over-the-counter acid reducer and avoiding the foods that tend to worsen the condition.
A. Yes, just as you are not absorbing as many calories you will also not be absorbing as much nutrition from the food you eat. You will need to be diligent about taking a multivitamin for the rest of your life. Most patients take multivitamins that are specifically made for bariatric surgery [...]
A. It is commonly an issue but can be controlled by ensuring you are getting your daily protein and fluid requirements in. This can be tricky at first when you are only able to take in a half to one cup of food at a time. Protein supplements are necessary in the [...]
A. All weight loss surgery patients will lose weight initially but there is no guarantee that you will maintain your weight loss unless you continue to follow the dietary guidelines for the rest of your life. Your Content Goes Here
Your Surgeon will have specific pre and post-op diets that he wants you to stick to for very important reasons. The pre-op diet typically begins 2-3 weeks before your surgery and includes a low calorie (800-1200 per day), low carb, high protein (60-70 grams per day). Then 2-3 days before your scheduled [...]
A. Typically this is based on how much weight you need to lose. Lap band is typically for patients who have 25-50 pounds to lose. Sleeve Gastrectomy is for patients who have 50-100 pounds to lose. Gastric bypass is for patients who have 100 pounds or more to lose. [...]
A. Weight loss is achieved by limiting the amount of overall food that can be eaten and it restricts the amount of calories that can be absorbed through the digestive tract.